Attitude of working women about female domestic violence in Ghotki district, Sindh


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Working Women, Problems, Abuse, Violence; Risk Factors


The present study was conducted to evaluate the attitudes of working women about domestic violence in Ghotki District. The sample composed of 100 respondents (ie 50 married working women and 50 unmarried working women). This research findings conformed assumption and proved that the married and unmarried working women’s attitudes about domestic violence is similar, there is no difference among their attitudes and both are realized women’s right and conditions and the issue of domestic violence. Women are victimized in forms of Physical, Psychological and sexually by their parents, husbands, in-laws and also by their brothers at their homes. Present research concluded that working and nonworking women of Ghotki District have similar attitudes about domestic violence. In Pakistan there are some factors which are associated in domestic violence such as male dominant social structure, lack of education, falsified beliefs, imbalanced empowerment issues between males and females, lack of support from the government, low-economical status of women, and lack of awareness about women’s rights. Therefore, the aim of this study is to understand the voices of stakeholders to reduce violence against women and to explore the possible community-based strategies that could be implemented in Pakistan. The research showed that all those factors reported in the previous literature are still present in the society and still need to be addressed to make progress towards the 2030 agenda of Sustainable Development Goals.

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