18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
A Broken Promise
The dowry custom reinforces the idea that girls and women are a burden on society and that their value can be reduced to money and material goods. Until women are valued as equal and contributing members of society, gender inequality will persist. In the photo the woman named was monira who married a rickshaw puller in 2016. According to her husband’s family, monira repeatedly emotionally and physically abused during the marriage over her dowry.
|Photo Location:||Bogura, Bangladesh|
|Camera:||Canon EOS 70D|
|Copyright:||© Golam rabbani shojib|