Domestic Violence against Women in Union Council Watala, District Bhimber Azad Kashmir
The study conducted in union council Watala, distract Bhimber of Azad Kashmir to probe out domestic violence against women. The main objective of the study was to find out prevalence of domestic violence with reference to dowry. The data was collected from N=379 respondents from three selected villages on proportionate sampling procedure. The data was analyzed by simple percentages and frequencies, while to see association between dowry and domestic violence chi-square statistics was used. The study found a significant and positive association of dowry is the root cause of domestic violence, women commit suicide as a solution to dowry related domestic violence, dowry causes economic problems for the family of bride, your family arranged your entire dowry easily, dowry is demanded by the groom family, dowry system helps bride to adjust in new family and total value of the dowry is very less than women’s share in family property. Awareness campaign should be launched against dowry in the media, imams of mosques should focus on this issue in their Friday sermons, share in parent property inheritance should be given to women to enhance their status in the in laws are some of the suggestions on the basis of study findings.
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