THE RELATIONSHIP OF FAMILY FACTOR ON THE ABUSE PATTERN OF RUNAWAY WOMEN IN KARACHI, PAKISTAN
This article examines “the relationship of family factors on the abuse pattern of runaway women” which forced the women to join the Bilquis Edhi shelter house at Nagan Chowrangi Karachi. Typically, the sheltered women faced various issues like family pressure, personal choice, fear, personality disorders and issues, and some other family related issues. However, the factors included in this study were; Demographic characteristics, Family factor, Social factor, Psychological factor, Physical factor, Emotional factor, Verbal factor. The universe of the study was Bilquees Edhi shelter house Karachi and the calculated sample size was 200. For the distribution and allocation of the sample size convenience sampling technique was applied in this study. Questionnaire was used as a tool for the data collection. Thematic analysis was done after the collection of actual data from the field. The major finding showed that the respondent’s women were forced to join shelter house due to family problems such as less parental support, family pressure, in-laws’ pressure, fear, divorce, separation of parents, dispute among the in-law’s family, property and economic problems, husband’s addiction and threat of life. There should be equal participation of women in their life decisions and they should also have certain parental & in-laws support for her better living.