Bulgaria, Europe, Human Rights
Every few times a year, an event takes place in the city of Stara Zagora that has come to be known as the Bride Market. The participants are young boys and girls from the Kalaidzhi clan – a local Roma community that is largely impoverished.
Asia-Pacific, Human Rights, India
A must-see video for the #IDONT campaign from the human rights Non-Governmental Organization ‘KAFA (enough) Violence and Exploitation’ based in Beirut, Lebanon, exposing the reality and horror of child marriage, still happening today in 2016.
Americas, Human Rights, USA
These days, the news of kidnapping has become very common in India. We used to hear about cases of kidnappings of children and women, but it’s quite strange to notice that the motive of the abduction of women has changed from ransom to marriage.
Americas, Human Rights, Politics, USA
A little over a month ago, the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of Marriage Equality in Obergefell v. Hodges. The brief moment in which the world found out the Court’s verdict, was one that many had waited years for.
The implications of America’s decision are arguably greater than parallel developments in any other country. It was not controversial that Denmark, for example, legalised same-sex marriage in 2012 – it did not make headlines in any way near those created by the Supreme Court ruling.