Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Dowry Deaths

Dowry deaths are deaths of young women who are murdered or driven to suicide by continuous harassment and torture by husbands and in-laws in an effort to extract an increased dowry.
Dowry death is considered one of the many categories of violence against women, alongside rape,bride burning,eve teasing and acid throwing. It is widespread in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and some regions of Africa. Pakistan has the highest reported rates of dowry-related deaths of women in the world.

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