In many cases, this division masks more complicated reasons for defending harmful practices, the victims of which tend to be women and children and others who are less powerful in their society. As a social cause, young girls and their families are forcefully compelled to give up on the. The regions with the highest prevalence rate are Somali 70 per cent and Afar 60 per cent. Harmful effects of marriage by abduction Battering, inflicting bodily harm, suffocation, and severe disabilities and death may ensue. Many of the children are given free to marriage for future economic and political benefits.
Some parents in the Gwaris, Yorubas and Hausas found a violent solution to this problem. It should been known today that female circumcision is irrelevant as it is the handiwork of ignorance that it is still practiced in most communities of the country. Moreover, African people are deeply religious, and the desperate times they are ready for desperate and foolish measures. However people hold alternative ceremonies in secret to hide that it is a child marriage — at night or at dawn. The fleshy and nutritious part is given to the husband.
Therefore, children do not go to school and have to work without proper protection. Stoning of Women Harmful traditional practices in Nigeria Stoning is capital punishment for women. But we have been offered help because I reported it. Elections therefore determine the manner and methods by which changes in the social order may be brought about. The origin of circumcision dates back to the time of Abraham in which, according to the Holy Bible, God entered a covenant with him to circumcise his male children, which means removal of foreskin that envelops the male reproductive organ. It is estimated that 70,000 girls are potentially at risk of forced marriage in France.
But in every country people have pushed forward positive social changes, and harmful practices have been ended. Meaning of Harmful Traditional and Cultural Practices in Nigeria 5. They usually become victims of rapes and forced impregnations. In some ethnic groups, the woman is discouraged from eating meat and eggs during pregnancy, says Brima Abdulai Sheriff, director of Amnesty International in Sierra Leone. Nowadays, a group of men led by a matador enter a ring and slowly kill a bull, which they stab with swords in an attempt to enrage it. National laws on child protection may also be used as legal grounds to prosecute and punish this practice.
Some cultures in Africa see this tradition as a part of becoming a woman. Many of these practices are linked to other forms of violence against women; for instance, the denial of property rights is often linked to the maltreatment of widows, sexual violence to forced marriages, and the receipt of monetary payments for daughters to trafficking. Sometimes they can be married to a man much older, then they are. In Africa, there are many cultural practices that are acts of violence on the child. The Resolution stresses the necessity of informing, educating, raising awareness and mobilising the communities, and of involving national, local and regional authorities along with civil society in combating excision. These practices continue to grow and evolve through globalization and migration, with many of them transferring to new locations. Sometimes, the child aspirates and develops aspiration pneumonia or chemical pnuemonitis.
The practice is also found among some ethnic groups in Oman, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen, as well as parts of India, Indonesia, and Malaysia. We are actually a blend of different cultures rolled into one. My eldest daughter went to school some miles away and we have lost contact with her. But attempts to trace the origin of female circumcision has not yielded any fruit and it has been difficult. Therefore, young girls undergo the procedure during the puberty period. On 20 December 2012 the United Nations General Assembly unanimously passed a resolution banning this practice.
Partly because of changes in the ways in which taxes are collected, women are entering the profession in increasing numbers. Other awards we've won include Best Feature from both the Caribbean Tourism Organization and the Magazine Association of the Southeast. Forced marriage Harmful traditional practices in Nigeria Child marriage is a very common cultural practices in some Nigerian tribes. On the contrary, it does not prevent girls from becoming sexually active, but it leads to an inability to produce breast milk. For the tribes, cutting is a part of adolescent traditions.
As leaders in Western medicine learn more about helpful traditional practices, and vice versa, health professionals in all countries can draw from the best of these worlds in order to help their clients make healthy choices. But the international market for ivory is causing serious environmental problems. Most societies the world over have traditions which existed for generations, some of which have persisted and endured the test of time. However, the degree of cutting is much more major, often impairing a woman's reproductive and sexual functions. Eklass started learning English in fifth grade.
They have psychological consequences, such traditional practices as female circumcision, yankin gishiri, evulectomy, kunun kanwa, surgery of eye lid, inner checks, hot baths, among others are harmful. The media have a very important role to play in spreading the gospel of eradicating female circumcision and other harmful practices against women and girl children. Still, parents send their children to work as they believe it will help them to secure a job position in the future. Women with a history of physical or sexual abuse are also at increased risk for unintended pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, and adverse pregnancy outcomes. Buying Products Made From Animal Parts Travelers on the whole need an overall improvement in awareness about what we buy. We can disagree with what is happening around us with objective understanding and ethical fortitude.
Traditional practices are generally, culturally relative and a culture that gives its relevance to any traditional practices and their meanings and relevance. In Italy, some ten cases of honour killings were reported in the media in 2010. . Communication committees are one of the interventions, comprised of local religious leaders, clan leaders, health extension workers and police officers. Coral belongs in coral reefs. Elections provide the medium, by which the different interest groups within the modern nation state can stake and resolve their claims to power through peaceful means.