How women lose their lives over dowry

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Dowry or bride price is a gift paid or given over a bride for marriage. It could be paid by the groom’s family or by the bride’s family.

Although the central person of a bride price is usually the woman, she hardly benefits from it. Women are abused, maltreated and sometimes killed over their dowry.

Read more on Dowry practice is killing women, making them less valuable on International Youth Coalition.

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