Research Paper Proposal
The poem by Lama Rod Owens, which Nell Carter performed, illustrates one person’s meanness to another. The victim in the poem reiterates how her principality loves to see her cry (Owens, 2020). Vividly, conflict is inevitable when two people live together. However, providing conflict resolution through the arsenals of violence does not suffice. War data dictate those violent responses to conflicts at national levels if detrimental. Since the end of World War II, over 16 million lives have been lost. The impact of what are civil wars, politicides, and even genocides is yet to be established through research; in other words, they are immense. Other atrocities include disabled social and economic systems. It is notable that even in the social unit of families, there are tremendous costs that are attributed to physical violence. This paper, therefore, seeks the answer to the research question: does constructive conflict resolution enhance an improved sustainable future in a case study of domestic violence?
The feasibility of this study springs from the grounds that domestic violence is the most diminutive form of conflict resolution through violence in the social setup. While writing concerning Vent diagrams as a healing practice, Elizabeth Long highlights that domestic violence has never been addressed amidst years of antiviolence movement work (Piepzna-Samarasinha & Dickson, 2020). She also provides additional evidence that several years of antiviolence work does not shield people or make them immune to intimate partner violence. The years of work trying to end intimate partner violence has proven to be fruitless. While providing this data, she reckons that amidst great support, she was still unable to leave an abusive relationship owing to the complexities involved in survivorship and harm. Determining an alternative means to the menace is reason enough to cement the relevance of the study question.
Statistics provide that one in every three women and one in every four women have experienced some form of physical intimate partner violence. Further statistics indicate that a seventh of women and twenty-fifth of men have suffered physical injuries resulting in altercations of intimate partner violence. Such statistics are not only devastating, particularly in the wake of civilization. An author quoting Malcolm X reiterates that non-violence is good as long as it works. Additional evidence produced by the same author points to the fact that nonviolent campaigns and interventions brood better results than violent insurgencies (Chenoweth & Stephan, 2011). Arguably, there is an alternative to conflict resolution through violence that justifies this research proposal’s relevance and feasibility.
Chenoweth, E., & Stephan, M. J. (2011). The success of nonviolent resistance campaigns. Why Civil Resistance Works, pp. 3–29.
Owens, L. R. (2020). Love and rage: The path of liberation through anger. North Atlantic Books.
Piepzna-Samarasinha, L. L., & Dixon, E. (Eds.). (2020). Beyond survival: Strategies and stories from the transformative justice movement. AK Press.