Showing posts with label Dowry System in India. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dowry System in India. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Dowry System in India - A short story of a women #StopDowry


Hello friends, I think story and poems are the best way of fighting against any social issues, so I have decided to write few stories against some social issues, I will like to begin it with the Dowry system prevalent in India and other neighbouring countries.
Before beginning with the dowry story I would like to share some facts and figures so that it can be realized how serious the issue is

At least 1 woman will die in a dowry related attack in India every hour.

In 2004, Amnesty International reported that at least 15,000 women were being murdered each year in India, in dowry related cases. Other grassroots women’s organizations in India estimate the number to be much higher. The Ahmedabad Women’s Action group for example has estimated that at least 1000 women were killed each year in dowry-related homicides in the state of Gujarat alone.