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Tag: Dowry


Iraqi Law Would Legalize Marriage for 9-Year-Old Girls

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.

Posted on Mar 29, 2014 READ MORE


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Every Hour a Woman Dies in India Over a Dowry

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.

Posted on Sep 4, 2013 READ MORE


Fetal Horror in Punjab

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.

Posted on Aug 19, 2006 READ MORE


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