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Kidnapped into marriage

In Kyrgyzstan, a young woman is abducted roughly every 40 minutes. ‘Ala kachuu’ is the name for the tradition dating from nomadic times. The old custom is becoming more and more common. Women are being kidnapped and forced to marry.

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28.03.2017 | 12:47

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Don’t dumb yourself down

Gleichberechtigung 2I read a good blog a few days ago. The title is Getting Married is not an Accomplishment, written by Natalie Brooke. In her blog the author states that society tends to see “getting hitched” as a much greater accomplishment than getting a promotion or having a great career.

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03.03.2016 | 11:06

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“Women should be obedient!”

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© picture-alliance/dpa/M. Gambarini

Some questions need to be answered with reason not with fury. But some men just punish women when they question them about the respect they ought to get – the respect, a mother should have taught her sons. But if they do not teach this to their sons, they as women (mothers) betray other women (wives/daughter-in-laws).

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12.12.2015 | 11:51

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Comments of the Week

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What should you do to live longer than 100 years? We have the ‘right’ recipe for you here. The post with this topic got the most comments from readers this week. Are you one of them? Maybe your comment has been picked for this week’s Comment of the Week. Check out here!

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07.11.2015 | 11:22

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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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An open letter to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Arabia has banned its citizens from marrying foreigners from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Chad. The administration says that the number of expats from these communities has exceeded the government’s limit of 500,000. But for one Pakistani woman, this is a blessing in disguise!

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08.08.2014 | 9:32

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‘The first marriage is practice’

“The first marriage is practice.” This statement from a novel I read some time back left an indelible mark in my brain, especially since I’ve been through a divorce myself. Or let’s say, I’ve had some “practice” and that’s why this Indian advertisement struck a cord with me.

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20.11.2013 | 15:39

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