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Women's empowerment begins with their freedom from economic exploitation. Financial dependency in a family connection causes women to rely on their spouses for basic resources, robbing them of their egalitarian authority. Women who are working continue to rely on their severely abusive husbands to defend traditional beliefs and avoid being an outcast in society. Domestic abuse is never discussed among women since it is seen as a source of humiliation in her family. The dread of financial insecurity, cultural and traditional prejudices, as well as the sustenance of children, prevents women from fleeing an abusive husband.