Posts Tagged ‘child brides’
Anti-Human Trafficking Newsletter Vol 12 No 5 The May 2014 issue of Stop Trafficking looks at the the issues concerning oppressive cultural biases and traditions that have led to human trafficking related crimes that affect women and children. One article, Hotline to Help Child Brides, tells of the efforts of Dr Eman Sharobeem’s efforts to…Read More
Married as Compensation at Age 5!
Child Brides in Pakistan In Pakistan children as young as five are being forcibly married off as compensation for family and tribal disputes. The custom known as ‘swara” is illegal but there were 180 reported cases in 2012 with many more cases remaining undetected. The Sydney Morning Herald recently reported, “According to tradition, the compensation…Read More