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What are harmful practices?

This term includes all forms of violence committed primarily, but not exclusively, against women and girls, and which is considered or presented by the perpetrators as a part of an acceptable cultural practice.

We are dedicated to tackling this kind of abuse, and have a number of specially trained officers investigating harmful practices and related abuse.

The most well-known harmful practices are:

But there are a number of other harmful practices including abuse linked to faith or belief.

It is important to remember that Harmful Practices are not limited to one culture or religion and can happen in any community, or within just a small part of a community.

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