traditional harmful practices
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Practices harmful to women and girls that are grounded in discrimination and associated with ‘tradition’.
Additional notes and information
(1) Unpublished work of the joint working group of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) entrusted to draft the Joint General Recommendation/General Comment on harmful practices; (2) CEDAW and CRC Committees (2014). Joint General Recommendation/General Comment No 31 of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women and No 18 of the Committee on the Rights of the Child on harmful practices.