Marriage abduction and ransom

Marriage by Abduction: Replacing Ransom

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.
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Hadiqa Bashir, child marriage

Hadiqa Bashir: Teenage Freedom Warrior

How good a wife, would I have been, had I been married off at the naive age of 12? It is a traumatizing thought, for all I knew, the only responsibility I had at that age was to complete my housework, and that’s the only responsibility there should be on those little shoulders. This is the remarkable story of Hadiqa Bashir.
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College rape culture

College Rape Culture: A National Epidemic

“Rape Culture.”

This term has become popularized in the media over the last few years, and with good reason. The epidemic of rape and sexual violence in the United States is through the roof, and it’s an issue that historically has not gotten enough attention. In fact, the true issue is that our culture has traditionally facilitated a culture of silence and acceptance of rape.
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Female Genital Mutilation in the Western World

Female Genital Mutilation occurs all over the world, but most frequently in African countries, where it occurs to a much higher percentage of the female population, for example in Djibouti 98% of females have experienced some form of genital mutilation (FGM). The World Health Organization estimates that 125 million girls and women have experienced FGM in the 29 African and Middle Eastern countries where it is most frequently performed.
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