Does bride price hurt women?


Published 12.12.18
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UN Photo/Marie Frechon

Contrary to common belief, the practice of bride price in DRC does not negatively affect women

In sub-Saharan Africa, the practice of bride price is fairly common. This practice has been criticised as one that demeans women and negatively affects their lives. In this video, Sara Lowes, explains findings from her work in DRC on the relationship between this practice and domestic violence, age of marriage, fertility, and education.