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Dowry Tradition Prevails in Sri Lanka, Preys on Women

by Nicola Yeeles – UK– Priyanka* is a soft-spoken, gently rounded 46-year-old Sri Lankan Tamil woman with a friendly manner. She is training to be a […]

Business & Economy, Domestic Violence, Feature Articles, Human Rights, India, Marriage, Religion, The World, Violence Against Women

Kheliwe’s Story: Male Polygamy and HIV Infection in Malawi

by Lerato Manyozo –Malawi– Even before we begin talking, Kheliwe* has tears in her eyes. She is HIV positive and still battling to come to terms […]

Feature Articles, HIV/AIDS, Malawi, Marriage, The World, Women's Rights

The Rice Barn is Empty: Practices of Stealing and Divorcing Women in Lombok

by Kavita Bedford –Australia– The taxi driver laughed, showing all his teeth. “Yes. Just one month ago I helped my friend Janedi* kidnap his wife,” he […]

Feature Articles, Indigenous Culture, Indonesia, Marriage, The World, Women's Rights

As I Remember Her: A Story of a Child Bride in India

by Urmila Chanam –India– I had heard about the prevalence of child marriage in India, but Nikita, 11, personalized the institution for me. I met her […]

Children's Rights, Feature Articles, India, Indigenous Culture, Marriage, Teaching & Learning, The World

Dowry Rising Among Muslims in Kashmir

by Nusrat Ara –Indian-administered Kashmir– Shazia Akhtar and her family have been preparing for months for her wedding. The family has saved for years for the […]

Feature Articles, Indigenous Culture, Kashmir, Marriage, The World, Violence Against Women

Facebook Game ‘Angry Brides’ Trivializes Grave Human Rights Violation

by Rita Banerji –India– I am on a Google alert for “dowry,” a practice that is recognized as one of the underlying causes of India’s female […]

Feature Articles, India, Indigenous Culture, Marriage, Politics & Democracy, Social Change, Technology, Violence Against Women

Filmmaker Amy Glazer on the New Economics of Marriage and Seducing Charlie Barker

by Jessica Mosby –USA– Charlie Barker is a guy who has it all – almost. He has a beautiful successful wife, a large New York City […]

Arts & Culture, Feature Articles, Films & Documentaries, Gender Equality, Marriage, Women in Leadership

Kids with Same-Sex Parents are All Right: A Conversation with Lisa Cholodenko

by Vera von Kreutzbruck – Argentina/Germany – Last winter film director Lisa Cholodenko came to Berlin to present The Kids Are All Right at the International […]

Argentina, Arts & Culture, Family, Feature Articles, Films & Documentaries, Laws & Legislation, LGBTQ, Marriage

From Denmark with Love:An Interview with Filmmaker Janus Metz

by Brittany Shoot – Denmark – Migrant communities in Denmark are a subject fraught with debate. As South Asian women increasingly immigrate to Scandinavia, stricter laws […]

Arts & Culture, Feature Articles, Films & Documentaries, Immigration, Interviews, Marriage, Sex Trafficking, Thailand

Rows of Opportunities: Art of the Olympians Is Planting the Seeds of Excellence

by Cathy Oerter – USA – I ran through the Iowa countryside, young and carefree, unaware of the life I had been richly blessed with. It […]

Arts & Culture, Feature Articles, Marriage, NGO's, Olympics, Sports, Teaching & Learning, United States

A Current between Shores: Womanhood and Marriage

by Rose-Anne Clermont – Germany – “Love one another but make not a bond of love: Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping. . […]

Feature Articles, Marriage, Motherhood, The World

Marriage & Domestic Violence: A Fatal Combination in the Philippines, Yet Divorce Is Illegal

by Tess Raposas – Philippines – Maria was 16 when she first came to visit the Philippines from California and decided to remain here. Witty and […]

Domestic Violence, Feature Articles, Human Rights, Laws & Legislation, Marriage, Philippines, The World