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In God’s name: Indian girls forced into sex work despite ritual ban

Shobha Somappa Tarvgol, 18, sits in her one-roomed home in Modhur, India. Shobha became a Devadasi sex worker because there are no men in her family and she had little other means of supporting her sister, sick mother and grandmother.

Young girls in south India continue to be “dedicated” to village temples and then forced into prostitution despite laws banning the ancient ritual, researchers said.

The devadasi system, which involves putting a beaded necklace around girls and often leads to a life of sex work and slavery, goes unchecked in Karnataka state, according to two reports released this month.

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22.01.2019 | 13:08

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‘Sold by my brother’: the Mekong women pressed into marriage in China

This photo taken on October 2, 2018 shows Nary (name has been changed), a Cambodian victim of forced marriage to a Chinese man, cooking at home in Phnom Penh.

Everyone did well from Nary’s marriage to a Chinese man, except the young Cambodian bride herself, who returned home from the six-year ordeal destitute, humiliated and with little prospect of seeing her son again.

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11.12.2018 | 11:18

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Wedding traditions around the world

Marriages traditions differ around the globe. DW takes a closer look at some wedding traditions worldwide, and we would like to invite you to share with us the wedding tradition in your country.

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28.11.2018 | 14:07

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Marry Yourself – Japan’s Lonely Women

Fewer and fewer Japanese find their way to the altar. 37-year old Haruna has found her own solution: She has married herself. An agency in Kyoto makes it possible.

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24.04.2015 | 14:11

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The perfect wedding dress

More acre often goes into the choice of a wedding dress than of any other piece of clothing. The wedding dress has been around for centuries…

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14.05.2014 | 15:03

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