Harmful traditional practices affecting women and girls


  
Abstract

  This fact sheet highlights the harmful traditional practices affecting women and girls which are defended on the basis of tradition, culture, religion or superstition. Harmful traditional practices constituting violence against women and girls can include: acid violence, breast flattening, cosmetic mutilation, dowry and bride price, early/forced marriage and marriage by abduction/rape, female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C), ‘honour’ crimes, corrective rape, and female infanticide, ritual sexual slavery, virginity testing, practices related to initiation or menstruation, some widowhood rituals and accusations of witchcraft levied at older women.

Source
www.ippf.org/sites/default/files/harmful_traditional_practices.pdf
Author

ActionAID UK- Gender and development network

Country

GLOBAL

Contact Details

admin@khubmarriage18.org

Year Of Publication

2013