Between 2009 and 2011, at least 3,000 girls and young women from 47 states were forced into marriage—including many under the age of 18.
The West is flooded by news of all the incessant outrages, but by looking back at history we get a better understanding of what is happening in this forsaken country of ours. Progress is never linear.
Pakistani Woman Stoned to Death by Family, Malaysian Teen Said to Be Raped by 38 Men & Other Horrors
Tragically, 25-year-old Farzana Parveen's slaying is one of many cases in which women have been brutalized recently in South Asia, the U.S. and beyond.
The columnist honors the anniversary of women's suffrage by recognizing those who have done their worst to turn back the clock on women's rights.
Grainy cell phone footage of the brutal honor killing of 17-year-old Iraqi girl Duaa Khalil Aswad is making its way around the Internet (although the full clip has been taken down from YouTube), and human rights groups such as the Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq are speaking out about it on mainstream outlets like CNN Warning: contains graphic footage .