Divorce Trends in Women: A Study of Sukkur City

  • Hamida Narijo
  • Muhammad Abdullah Avais
  • Hajra Naz
Keywords: Women; Economic Conditions; Social Status; Divorce (Khula); Sukkur

Abstract

Islam is the religion of nature. It supports married life. It is tough to dissolve the marriage from the Islamic point of view. In eastern society, especially in Pakistan, the majority of women depend on male members of families i: e father, brother, or husband. The family system in our traditional society is powerful, and people are bound by some hidden or unwritten customs, traditions, and culture. If in said culture, a woman seeks a divorce, it is very alarming and a sign of societal deviation; this could be due to early age marriages, mismatch marriages, age and education differences and non-availability of marriage counselors, unawareness towards marital duties. The present research examines how marriage dissolutions are occurring in Sukkur city, Sindh, Pakistan. For the current study, 50 women were selected through purposive sampling from Sukkur, who had dissolved their marriage through family court. According to data, 52%, respondents belonged to a nuclear family system, and 78% from the urban region. The result shows that 58% marriages were dissolved within 3 to 5 years. A large proportionate of respondents, 54%, were employed at the time of separation, and 54% of respondents initiated separation decisions their selves. Moreover, 34% of respondents initiated separation decisions due to financial issues. As the divorce rate is rising in our traditional society, therefore this problem needs to be researched and highlighted. So this vital institution may be saved. The dissolution of marriage not only affects spouses, couples but also on children and their respective families.

Published
2020-05-18

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