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2 June 2012 Families who coerce their children into a forced marriage could face up to five years in jail under legislation to be announced by the Prime Minister this week. The new law will criminalise the practice, which occurs in some ethnic
A majority of villagers were unwilling to send their daughters to schools located up to eight km away When Friday was just a school re-opening day for others, it was different for eight girls and 11 boys of Class IX at the government school in
Debi Enker May 30, 2012 Read later ABC2, 9.30pm Nelufar Hedayat is a young woman from an Afghan family who lives in London. She's keen to learn more about child brides because, as she tells us at the start of this documentary made for the BBC, her
Sometimes girls are given in marriage to settle long-standing debts; at other times, even their outright sale occurs and the consequence, expectedly, is their greater subservience . Deeply ingrained cultural practices, poverty, ill-informed clerics
Elke Thompson and Sam Quinn got engaged the old-fashioned way: their parents arranged it. Quinn, 23, a quiet engineering student from Springfield, Mo., wanted to settle down, and asked his parents to play matchmaker. Through church friends, they
A couple murdered their "westernised" teenage daughter because they believed her conduct was bringing shame on the family, a court heard today. The decomposed remains of 17-year-old Shafilea Ahmed were discovered in Cumbria in February 2004. As her
The institution of marriage has changed through the years from arranged marriages and love marriages, to the modern-day arranged' love marriages. But now a concept has emerged that could be defined as niche or segmented marriages...DateIITans.com, a
FoxNews.com For years now, I've been asking myself this question: "why would anyone go on 'The Bachelor' or 'The Bachelorette'"?...And I also know that when I ask that question, it's hard not to ask it in a pejorative way. I mean, like, seriously:
Findings mixed in India, Nepal, Pakistan and Bangladesh Newswise Each year, more than 10 million girls under the age of 18 marry, usually under force of local tradition and social custom. Almost half of these compulsory marriages occur in South Asia.
The victim, who cannot be identified, became a slave to her abuser, the court heard An evil father-in-law who imprisoned his son's Pakistani bride as a sex slave has been jailed after his victim learned enough English to call police and beg for help.