Socioeconomic acceptability of prostitutes in Pakistan: (A Diversion from Prostitution)

Tahira Iram, Muhammad Ilyas, Ahmad Raza Bilal, Sajida Parveen, Heng Choon (Oliver) Chan
2019 Cogent Social Sciences  
Significance of the study The twofold purpose study not only highlights the reasons behind the prostitution but also illuminate the gender inequality existing in the society with violence and conservative mindsets socioeconomic acceptability will add its value into literature as well as it would be helpful for the policy makers control the demand for rostitution and divert the women from rostitution Practical implication of the study Women protection bureau, welfare centers and NGOs are
more » ... nd NGOs are recommended to work for the rescue of such women. Concept of polygamy through awareness campaigns are also suggested for the economic and social acceptability of prostitutes to eliminate this social evil out of the society Methodology The approach which we used to explore our study is qualitative in nature. In-depth interviews were taken from the 12 prostitutes as well as from the 9 individuals who hire and use the prostitutes. The Selected samples belong to the Lahore, Pindi Bhattian and Faisalabad which are the adjacent cities of Punjab. The sampling technique which we used is snowball sampling to access my required sample Gap Unlike the other researches we not only focus on the reasons of women entering into prostitution but also highlights why these women are not socially and economically acceptable like other women of the society whereas the men are equally involved in this evil. There must be a way to Abstract: Just blaming the women for lack of self-control with regard to men is an example of gender discrimination existing in the Pakistani society. Prostitution is existing due to its high demands prevailing in the society. Poverty, illiteracy, economic unacceptability, runaways, low payroll status and societal injustice are the causes of women's entry intoprostitution. The twofold purpose study not only highlights the reasons behind the prostitution but also illuminates the gender inequality existing in the society with sexual violence and conservative mindsets. Women protection bureau, welfare centers and NGOs are recommended to work for the rescue of such women. The concept of polygamy through awareness campaigns is also suggested for the economic and social acceptability of prostitutes to eliminate this social evil out of the society.
doi:10.1080/23311886.2019.1646110 fatcat:2kb423phtnf6hc4urpgdyaqnbe