VAWM Fact From Prajnya 6

Dowry

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT      6
¨ 7,618 cases of dowry deaths were reported in 2006.

¨ In 2005, a dowry death was recorded every 77 minutes.

¨ There are over 6,000 dowry-related deaths every year.

¨ The practice of giving dowry is spreading to communities that did not practice it before.

¨ Dowry demands go beyond the wedding to all family rituals and festivals beyond.

[Sources: NCRB, AIDWA Study]
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