Posted by in on October 24, 2009

Good Practices in Legislation on “Harmful Practices” Against Women

This report comes from an expert UN meeting held on harmful cultural and/or traditional practices and the protection of women against such violence. Topics covered include: female genital mutilation, female infanticide and prenatal sex selection, child marriage, forced marriage, dowry-related violence, acid attacks, so-called “honour” crimes, and maltreatment of widows. Current legislation and recommendations for advancing the protection of women’s rights are discussed.