Culture is the beliefs, practices and ideas of the people. Inequality in gender is being transmitted culturally from generation to generation, which inflicts a significant impact on the society. In the society, the view of the people towards women and men differs. They see men are more powerful than women and have the ability to achieve many things. In another way, they see women as the home managers who provide emotional support to men and care for their children. The traditional culture depicts a huge threat to the rights of the women. Women stand on a low status in their home because the significant decisions are made by the male members.
The views and perception of the people in the society vary, which shows differences in conception towards men and women. Men enjoy their life more freely in comparison to women (KabasakalArat, 2009). Female genital mutilation includes procedures of total or partial removal of external genitalia or any other injury to the genital organs of a female for the non-medical purposes. It ensures virginity before the marriage, which is to increase the sexual pleasure for a male. It is viewed as part of the initiation of a girl into women hood, which is a fundamental part of the cultural heritage of the community. The following traditional practice is the violation of the rights of women and girls. Female genital mutilation inflicts a significant impact on women.
Its consequences include shock, bleeding and pain, infections, injury to genital tissues, problems in passing urine and sometimes death (Karr, 2008). All women have to experience bleeding and pain as the result of the FMG procedure. Complications and risks increase with the application of different FGM type, which are more prevalent and severe with the infibulations. Its practice is the threat of human rights of women and girl. Under this procedure, Women can experience chronic pelvic infections, chronic pain, scar formation of tissues, genital ulcers and abscesses, development of the cysts, infection of the reproductive system and other consequences such as stress disorders. The practices illustrate a negative effect on the health of the girls and women.
The women are discriminated in the society that is the violation of human rights. In some cultures, bride kidnapping is practiced in which a young women or girl is abducted by a group or an individual who force that girl to marry and her family may also agree. The main reason is due to the lack of the money in order to pay the price of the bride or due to the character of the husband. The culture shows discrimination in the society, and the young woman or girl is held against her will. They are subjected to be raped by their prospective husband. It can be said that the girl is raped forcefully, which inflicts a negative impact on the health status of the girl.