Iraq has recently put forth a controversial draft law that would allow men to marry girls as young as 9 years old and force their wives to have sex without consent. Women would also not be able to leave the house without their husband’s permission.
Even though giving or receiving a dowry is illegal in India, as is murder of course, 8,233 women were killed there last year due to arguments over this age-old custom, according to the country’s National Crime Records Bureau.
Authorities in the Indian state of Punjab recently made a grotesque discovery that has prompted public outrage and a government crackdown. Acting on a tip, police and health officials raided a private clinic and found a 30-foot well with over 50 female fetuses inside.