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Physical violence against women

  1. 1. Betsy Olson<br />Physical Violence against womenCategory: Dowry Death<br />
  2. 2. Bride Burning<br />Child Marriage <br />Female Feticide <br />Dowry Demands<br />Dowry Death across the globe<br />
  3. 3. In many Bride Burning cases, the females are burned to death so that the males may find a new bride.<br />Bride Burning in most of the time the outcome from a Dowry that did not satisfy the groom.<br />Often time when an incident where a bride is burned occurs, it is blamed on a house fire or supposed accident.<br />Bride Burning<br />
  4. 4. Child Marriage<br />Child brides a more likely to have health problems, remain uneducated, live in poverty, and die young. Some of the effects from child marriage include the following:<br /><ul><li>Premature Pregnancy
  5. 5. Maternal Mortality
  6. 6. Infant Mortality
  7. 7. Health Problems
  8. 8. HIV/Aids
  9. 9. Illiteracy
  10. 10. Poverty
  11. 11. Abuse and Violence
  12. 12. Mental Health
  13. 13. Isolated and Abandoned</li></ul>Country % Girls married before age 18<br />
  14. 14. Female Feticide is the killing of a fetus<br />In 2001, India’s census showed a dramatic drop in the number of females<br />The old tradition of Dowry payment often leave parents with little choice other than avoiding having a daughter.<br />Sex termination of a fetus was then banned, but it still is a major problem today.<br />Female Feticide <br />
  15. 15. Dowry is money or values paid to the husband to be from the brides family. Today dowry is no longer legal, but that doesn’t mean that it never happens. Many grooms even demand more money from the brides family before and after the wedding.<br />If the Dowry isn’t paid or isn’t as much as the groom wanted, physical violence along with murder usually occurs. <br />A majority of problems that occur regarding Dowry occur in India, but Pakistan and Bangladesh are also major countries that factor into the problems with Dowry death.<br />Dowry <br />
  16. 16. Each of these things are contributing factors to the death of females. The Dowry brings each of these topics, Bride Burning, Child Marriage, and Female Feticide together as one because they are all a part of the big issue here which is Dowry Death.<br />Even though there are laws against each of these things, the cultural ties to them seem to be stronger than the laws themselves. They still are predominant among many cultures, especially in the countries of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. <br />Dowry Death<br />
  17. 17. Caleekal, Anuppa. "Dowry Death." Digitalism. 26 June 2011. <<br />"Child Brides - Child Marriage." PBS: Public Broadcasting Service. 25 June 2011. <>. <br />"India's female free-fall." 19 June 2001. Web. 26 June 2011. <<br />Works Cited<br />