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Why Are Women Hiding Spoons In Their Underwear?

Women’s rights charities in the UK are warning women and girls who are being trafficked into forced marriages to hide spoons inside their underwear at airports to set off metal…

Jessica Wakeman | August 16, 2013 - 5:30 pm

Escaped Yemeni Child Bride Tells Her Tale

In impoverished Yemen, the forced marriage of young girls is not an uncommon practice. According to the UK’s Daily Mail, men will pay poor families a “bride price” for their…

Mary Odell | July 22, 2013 - 6:00 pm

Girl Talk: I Want An Arranged Marriage

Indian weddings are beautiful. I missed my sister’s by just a few days. I couldn’t make up my mind whether to join her and her Canadian boyfriend in Goa, where…

Alyssa Pinsker | December 20, 2010 - 4:30 pm

Today’s Lady News: 13-Year-Old “Bride” Dies After Arranged Marriage

OK, this is a sad one: a spokesperson for Sisters Arab Forum for Human Rights says a 13-year-old girl in Yemen died of severe bleeding to her genitals four…

Jessica Wakeman | April 8, 2010 - 8:30 pm