Social and Cultural Barriers in Women Empowerment: A Case Study of District Jamshoro

Irshad Ali Burfat, Waheed Akbar Khaskheli, Jameel Ahmed Qureshi


The percentage of female population in our country is more than fifty percent, and the main cause of suppression against women is the joint family system in which the head of the family is the father of the husband instead of husband himself. Our society is dominated by men, and due to this a huge majority of the women in Pakistan are not able to take their own decisions, even to decide their own marriages. In this research paper we will look at the cultural barriers against women empowerment in our country. The sample data for this research paper has been taken from married women of District Jamshoro and the method used is purposive sampling. In this research we will explain the number of different factors for example environment of the family, family background, cultural norms, and approaches towards such norms, moderate attitude, and the dissatisfaction with the society. These factors have been the main causes of the dominance of the male in our society and culture. We also discuss the attitude towards women and subordinate treatment of the females in our society.

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Copyright (c) 2019 Irshad Ali Burfat, Waheed Akbar Khaskheli, Jameel Ahmed Qureshi

ISSN: 2521-456x (Online), ISSN:1726-0396(Print)

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