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Tears in the Ashes: Stop Bride-burning
Petition Background (Preamble):
Bride-burning occurs when a woman is murdered by her husband and/or his family for her family's refusal to pay additional dowry. The victim is typically doused with kerosene, gasoline, or other flammable liquid, and set alight, leading to death by fire.
Most cases will be explained as a careless accident by the victim or desire to commit suicide. It continues to be highly institutionalized by social and religious acceptance.
The Tears in the Ashes: Stop Bride-burning petition to United Nations was written by Rosalie Lorean and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: tears in the ashes, domestic violence, bride burning, dowry, dowry death, bride-burning, human rights