Gender Inequality Causes and Impacts on Honor Killing: A Case Study of District Shikarpur, Sindh, PakistanPahor WA1*, Guramani AH2 and Khan Pahore D3
- *Corresponding Author:
- Pahor WA
Department of Soil Science
Shaheed Z.A Bhutto Agriculture College Dokri, Pakistan
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: October 07, 2016; Accepted date: November 10, 2016; Published date: November 16, 2016
Citation: Pahor WA, Guramani AH, Khan Pahore D (2016) Gender Inequality Causes and Impacts on Honor Killing: A Case Study of District Shikarpur, Sindh, Pakistan. Arts Social Sci J 7:229. doi:10.4172/2151-6200.1000229
Copyright: © 2016 Pahor WA, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
An attempt is made to find out the causes of gender inequality and its impacts on honor killing in district Shikarpur, Sindh, Pakistan in order to chalk out policies for protecting women from gender based violence particularly honor killing. Our research study revealed that gender inequality is one of the major problems in the study area that leads to honor killing of the women. Furthermore, our study revealed that illiteracy, forced marriages, male child preference and economic dependency of women over men are major contributing factors of gender inequality. Honor killing is also getting momentum with the passage of the time in the area. According to our research survey that 10 to 12 women are being killed annually in the name of honor killing and within 5 years, 45 women are penalized to death in the district and most of the honor killing cases are taking place in Lakhi town, followed by Garhi Yaisn town, Khanpur town and Shikarpur town respectively. Presently, a large number of measures are needed to be taken in terms of economic and social spheres in order to protect women from genocide in the area.