Challenges faced by Women Entrepreneurs: A Case study of Tangwani Kandhkot/ Kashmore District Sindh Pakistan

  • Anwar Ali Shah G. Syed PVC-Sindh University Campus Dadu
  • Faiz Muhammad Shaikh SZABAC-Dokri-Sindh-Pakistan
  • Muhammad Ismail Kumbhar Deptt of Agri Edu., Sindh Agriculture University Tando jam
Keywords: Karo Kari, Domestic Violence, Women Entrepreneurs, Stove Burns


The research investigates the domestic violence against women in Tangwani District Kandhkot Kashmore Sindh Pakistan. Data were collected from 150 women by using qualitative and quantitative methods were used. The qualitative methods involved initial focus group meetings that were followed by the survey questionnaire. The survey questionnaire was more of an in depth interview because of the sensitive nature of the issues and therefore included open ended questions with certain inferences on the types of violence recorded on a quantitative sheet. Data were analyzed by using E-View 7. It was revealed that most of the surveyed women were quiet depressed and their male counterparts not working but they are solely depending on women work in SMEs. It was further revealed that the rural women is less confident and their husbands were always given them hard time once they are exposing themselves to outside the boundaries of the house. The biggest challenges which they were facing they were doing all business in house, lack of marketing facilities, Karo Kari criminal activities and they were deprived from the basic rights. The number of women who died of stove burns in the first six months of 2011-2014 was 300 compared to 1300 murders that took place at the same time.