Matchmaking and Traditionally Arranged Marriages And Domestic Violence In Rural Sindh, Pakistan

Buriro, Ameer Ali and Endut, Noraida (2016) Matchmaking and Traditionally Arranged Marriages And Domestic Violence In Rural Sindh, Pakistan. In: 3rd KANITA POSTGRADUATE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON GENDER STUDIES, 16 – 17 November 2016, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang.

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    Abstract

    This paper aims to explore the experience and understandings of men about domestic violence and concepts regarding the different types of marriages performed in the rural Sindh, Pakistan. The participants lived experiences of the male participants’ have been explored to find out the major effects of matchmaking and traditional types of marriage approaches. Apart from that, the men’s perception, social, cultural, and religious beliefs regarding the marriage have been discussed that how does matchmaking and traditionally arranged marriages influence the domestic violence in rural Sindh, Pakistan. Thus, a qualitative study on 12 in-depth interviews with married men from three different age groups – young, middle, and old age of men were undertaken. Data were analyzed using NVIVO software. The major findings indicated that in this type of traditional marriages, men enjoyed the power and superiority over the women, and women are beaten up frequently by husband or by the rest of the male member of the family.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General) > B1-5802 Philosophy (General)
    Divisions: Pusat Penyelidikan Wanita dan Gender (Centre for Research on Women and Gender) > KANITA Postgraduate International Conference on Gender Studies (KPICGS)
    Depositing User: Mr Noorazilan Noordin
    Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2016 15:09
    Last Modified: 22 Dec 2016 15:09
    URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/31286

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