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What are the harmful practices?

What are the harmful practices?

Harmful practices are persistent practices and behaviours that are grounded on discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, age and other grounds as well as multiple and/or intersecting forms of discrimination that often involve violence and cause physical and/or psychological harm or suffering.

What are the types of harmful traditional practice?

Definition: harmful traditional practices should be defined as widely as possible and include FGM/C, early and forced marriage, crimes committed in the name of honour, dowry-related violence, and son preference.

What are some bad cultural practices?

Harmful traditional practices

  • Early child marriage. Child marriage is an issue that is pervasive still across many countries due to economic, social and cultural norms.
  • Female genital mutilation.
  • Corporal punishment.
  • Scarification.

What are negative socio cultural practices?

Poverty is associated with these negative cultural practices in Ghana. About 70 % of the families in Northern Ghana are poor with 71% of them being illiterate and 79% of the children not attending school. A struggling family then decides to marry off their girl at a tender age to have some means of survival.

What are the traditional practices?

And , traditional practice is the sum total of the knowledge, skills, and practices based on the theories, beliefs, and experiences indigenous to different cultures and traditions , whether explicable or not, used in the maintenance of soil health and raising crops over a long period of time.

What are the effects of bad social practices?

Some of the harmful effects include:

  • Maltreatment of the girl including beating, inflicting bodily harm, severe disabilities and death.
  • Conflicts between families may lead to quarrels lasting for generations.
  • Unhappy, unstable and loveless marriage.
  • Psychological stress on the girl resulting in suicide.

What are 5 cultural practices?


  • Religious and spiritual practices.
  • Medical treatment practices.
  • Forms of artistic expression.
  • Dietary preferences and culinary practices.
  • Cultural institutions (see also Cultural Institutions Studies)
  • Natural resource management.
  • Housing and construction.
  • Childcare practices.

What are 5 examples of cultural practices?

What are the consequences of harmful traditional practices?

Traditional practices harmful to women and children inflict both immediate and long-term mental and physical pain on their victims. These practices expose women to sickness and death from hemorrhage, infection, keloid formation, and consequent obstructed labor.

What are the evil practices prevalent in your society?

Common social evils include: caste system, poverty, dowry system, gender inequality, illiteracy etc. The social evils and superstitions that dominated the society over the centuries made social reforms imperative for the development of the society and the , masses.

What are the common causes of social problems and evils?

The main causes of social problems are:

  • Unemployment.
  • Poverty.
  • Rapid population growth.
  • Urbanization.
  • Lack of education.
  • Superstitious beliefs.
  • Gender discrimination.
  • Caste discrimination.

What are examples of social practices?

Social practices refer to everyday practices and the way these are typically and habitually performed in (much of) a society. Such practices – going to work, cooking, showering – are meaningful to people as parts of their everyday life activities.