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Don’t Kill the Bride! On-line Photo Exhibition

January 19, 2012
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It is the wedding season in India and there are millions of Indian women decking up in beautiful, traditional, bridal costumes, and partaking in long, colorful wedding ceremonies with dreams of a long and happy married life! 

So in celebration of their dreams and hopes, we bring you here an online photo-exhibition of the brides of India created from the photo contributions of the
2400 photographers worldwide who support The 50 Million Missing Campaign’s photo pool on flickr.

However, the purpose of this on-line exhibition is to also remind you of the other, not-so-pretty side of Indian weddings.  Every year there are thousands of newly married women who are blackmailed, abusedbrutally tortured and often killed for dowry!  It is estimated that 1 woman is murdered every 5 minutes. CLICK HERE to read news reports on dowry abuse and murder from our campaign’s News Log

We Have Two Requests For You:

1) PLEASE DO NOT PAY DOWRY AND DO NOT MARRY INTO A FAMILY THAT MAKES ANY KINDS OF DOWRY DEMANDS.

2)IT IS NOT ENOUGH TO PLAY ‘ANGRY BRIDES’ ON FACEBOOK TO SHOW YOUR OPPOSITION.  INSTEAD, IF YOU HAVE A FAMILY OR RELATIVE DEMANDING OR GIVING DOWRY, SPEAK UP.  DON’T ATTEND WEDDINGS WHERE DOWRIES ARE GIVEN OR TAKEN.  AND LET YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY OPENLY KNOW THAT YOU WILL NOT SUPPORT THIS CUSTOM IN YOUR PERSONAL CIRCLE!

NOTE: TO VIEW THE PHOTO EXHIBITION FOR THIS POST CLICK ON THE PHOTO MONTAGE.

TO VIEW OUR OTHER ONLINE PHOTO EXHIBITIONS  CLICK HERE.

BELOW ARE LINKS TO OUR OTHER DOWRY RELATED POSTS

Advice On How To Prevent Dowry Extortion and Violence

1 Dowry Murder Every 20 Minutes

Dowry Laws Every Indian Must Know

Dowry Murders Out of Control

Her In-Laws Fed Her Acid: Helping Roopa Survive

How High Profile International Celebrity Weddings in India Perpetuate Dowry Violence

Killed 45 Days After Her Wedding: Anshu’s Story

Murder By Fire: 136000 Women Every Year (Video Discussion)

Take Our Anti-Dowry Pledge! Be Counted!

War on Dowry: The 50 Million Missing Project

What is the Real Reason For Dowry Murders?

Dahej Lena Paap Hai; Sasur Nahi Saanp Hai! (poster)

Letter from the Father of a Dowry Victim

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. manpreet permalink
    April 1, 2012 5:38 am

    INDIAN GIRLS ARE WELL EDUCATED AND INDEPENDENT, NOW IS THE TIME TO TAKE ACTION AGANIST DOWRY.STAND FOR YOUR RIGHTS.

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