1 Slavery: A 21st Century Evil – Bridal slaves |दासता: एक 21 वीं शताब्दी बुराई – दुल्हन गुलाम
11 apr. 2009
Bonded slavery may be illegal in Nepal but it is a tradition that thrives in parts of the country, with parents selling their daughters to make ends meet.
Al Jazeera’s Tony Birtley reports on what has become a life of servitude for many young Nepalese in the southern Dang district.
21 mei 2018
8 mrt. 2018
In Bangladesh’s refugee camps they thought they would be safe. But inside the tents that house almost a million Rohingya refugees, women and girls are being bought, sold and given away.
Girls are being forced into marriage because relatives can’t afford to feed them, or are being lured to brothels with the promise of good jobs. We investigate the dangers still facing Rohingya women, and meet the people seeking to exploit them.
MUST BE SEEN
22 jul. 2011
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What Price Bride Price?
Bride Price or lobola is both a cherished but highly controversial culture practised throughout Africa. It is the price paid in cows or money by the groom to the parents of the bride.
This inspirational documentary tackles important side effects of bride wealth, namely child marriages, domestic violence and poverty. It features a cross-section of survivors of domestic violence, judges, community leaders, policy makers and rights activists.
The makers believe there are various aspects of the practice of bride price that violate the Constitution of Uganda as well as binding International Human Rights laws.
We take the viewer into the lives of ordinary Ugandans as they share their experience on dowry.
This enlightening documentary also provides a wealth of information on the practice of Bride Price in different cultures in Uganda.
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Notes for Journalists / Editors
MIFUMI Brief Organizational Profile
MIFUMI is a developmental NGO and women’s rights organization. The organization has worked for over ten years to reduce the burden of poverty; addressing issues that hinder development by initiating developmental projects. MIFUMI particularly protects women and children experiencing domestic violence and bride price related violations.
MIFUMI’s position on various issues around the practice of bride price is as follows:
1. Bride price should not form an essential ingredient of marriage, it should be non-obligatory
2. Bride price should not be refunded when a relationship breaks down. In 2015, MIFUMI’s appeal case in the Supreme Court finally bore fruits; the demand for refund of bride price upon dissolution of a customary marriage was declared unconstitutional thus putting an end to a practice that tied women in loveless and violent unions.
3. At the death of a woman, before the payment/completed payment of bride price, burial should not be prevented and bride price should not be demanded. (MIFUMI has successfully embedded this into the Tororo district level policy through the Bridal Gifts Ordinance)
SHOCKING AND PAINFUL
Must be seen
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