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Dowry: Paying your Spouse to Get Married

“Hello there! I’m here to provide you with a bit of information on what dowry and dowry death is, its various facets, and the Indian laws relevant to this abuse. What you, as a survivor, are experiencing, post confronting a traumatic experience is normal. What you, as a bystander, are going through while supporting a survivor is absolutely okay and typical too!  If you need additional resources or just someone to talk to, feel free to reach out to Imaara Foundation."

Written By: Shashank Ramachandran

What is dowry?

Dowry refers to payment typically made to the groom’s family by the bride’s family at the time of a wedding and/or marriage.

What are dowry deaths?

Why do dowry deaths occur

What other violations does dowry lead to?

How are laws in place for dowry being misused?

What Indian laws exist to prevent and reduce the practice of dowry?

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