chapter  17
WithMary Nyangweso, Jacob K. Olupona
Pages 9

This volume has established the relationship between religion, gender-based violence, and immigration. As a social phenomenon that occurs in all societies, it is argued that gender-based violence is a global phenomenon that deserves recognition and attention across the globe. By way of conclusion, it is argued, gender-based violence is a socially constructed problem that can only be addressed through the deconstruction of the social. Recognizing this fact, contributions to this volume have argued for unique experiences of gender-based violence and motivations in various social contexts. Drawing on diverse experiences of gender-based violence, the book highlights how complex and varied forms of gender-based violence are manifested and triggered. As various communities identify this perennial problem in their local communities and global context, gender-based violence is determined to be a universal challenge the world over. To address gender-based violence, origins of the problem must be traced and addressed as in the socialization processes. It is generally argued that the origins of gender-based violence can be found in the tendencies for humans to desire to exert power over one another. As various social facts are identified regarding the role of religion in social issues, various chapters argue for strategies toward promoting human welfare.