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The Women Violence in Pakistan: Evidence from Rural and Urban Areas

European Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 267-274, 2010

8 Pages Posted: 3 Apr 2012  

Arsalan Mujahid Ghouri

Iqra University; Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris

Naheed Abrar

Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science & Technology

Date Written: March 28, 2010

Abstract

This paper undertakes to examine the neglected area of research, the women violence. There are very few research studies in the Pakistan perspective. The analysis reveals the diverse factors which lead to wife battering such as the age, religion, caste, educational background, rural or urban background, childbearing, sex, dowry, male child, economical status, dominance of in-laws, etc. The study explores the horrible reality persists that what so ever be the religion, caste, background of the women, they are being tortured and battered even today. Women are supposed as hapless with respect to being a victim. This social devil can be eliminated only and only after the women gain political and economic power. In this present study, 200 women from urban and rural areas were participated. The results shows that women are struggling in the male dominant society. They are sexually exploited, battered for dowry and treated shoddily by other family members. Governments, societies, organizations and general people can find the current situation of women in our society and can support the environment of awareness towards women's rights and media can be a greater inspiration, influential and effective tool. Seminars, conferences and workshops' training programs support the corrective actions regarding women rights.

Keywords: Women rights, childbearing, dowry, battering, Rural study, Urban study, Pakistan

JEL Classification: D6, D63, I31, J12, R29

Suggested Citation

Ghouri, Arsalan Mujahid and Abrar, Naheed, The Women Violence in Pakistan: Evidence from Rural and Urban Areas (March 28, 2010). European Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 267-274, 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2030456

Arsalan Mujahid Ghouri (Contact Author)

Iqra University ( email )

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Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris ( email )

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Naheed Abrar

Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science & Technology ( email )

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Karachi
Pakistan

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