Problem

Voluntary physical suffering

Other Names:
Self-inflicted torture
Flagellation
Fasting
Martyrdom
Asceticism
Immolation
Incidence:

Self-inflicted suffering continues to form a part of some traditional religious ceremonies and private practices (as recommended by Opus Dei, for example). It is also used widely used, in the form of fasting (and occasionally immolation), to highlight political issues (with or without religious overtones).

Narrower Problems:
Scarification
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
15.05.2019 – 21:31 CEST