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Overview

Legislation specific to many harmful practices as well as any review of the effectiveness of such legislation is limited. General principles relevant to multiple forms of harmful practices have been set forth above. Below are some limited legislative considerations on specific harmful practices. Drafters should refer to the relevant sections of this Knowledge Asset to best tailor legislation on the harmful practices of female genital mutilation, forced and child marriage, maltreatment of widows, honor crimes and dowry-related violence to their country context.