In Bangladesh, a bride's family is often expected to bring a dowry of money or goods to the marriage.

The practice was outlawed 30 years ago, but it remains widespread, especially in rural communities.

Failure to pay dowry, or to pay enough, often leads to violence and the deaths of hundreds of women every year.

On this edition of 101 East, we ask what is being done to protect women in Bangladesh from dowry-related violence.

This episode of 101 East airs from Thursday, July 1, at the following times GMT: Thursday: 1230; Friday: 0300; Saturday: 0530, 1730; Sunday: 1130; Tuesday: 1430; Wednesday: 1930; Thursday: 0630.

Source: Al Jazeera