Search Results for Tag: marriage
In the past, whenever someone would tell me that they were in a long-distance relationship (LDR), one that crossed countries and time zones and cultures that I knew nothing about, my first reaction was always: “What is wrong with you? This isn’t going to work!” I’m so glad that I was proved wrong by a friend who went on to marry an Australian boyfriend she had met in South Africa during the 2010 Soccer World Cup.
Date09.07.2018 | 13:59
On March 14th of this year, a 23-year-old woman, whom the police identified as Sunita, was severely beaten for refusing a marriage proposal in Kanchanpur, Nepal. She had her eyes gouged out and hot ghee poured over her body. The suspect Rakesh Chand, who had offered his hand in marriage, then fled. He had been harassing her for months and had already attacked her in the past.
Date03.05.2018 | 9:34
TagsDiscrimination, gender, India, marriage, marriage proposal, nepal, Preeti Shakya, south asia, Violence against women
I just knew I had to follow the smile in his golden eyes into the sunset. It involved jumping on a plane, while barely knowing the inner workings of his soul or where on Google’s map he lived. It involved a great deal of bravery, a trusting heart, money I wasn’t sure I had, faith the size of a mustard seed and a spirit of adventure.
Date20.06.2017 | 10:44
Tagsexpat, Germany, marriage, marriage system, Rights, Sarona Wolter, South Africa, Women talk online, women's rights