Stolen, Enslaved and now my Wife

Kyrgyzstan has been accused by the United Nations of failing to protect victims and adequately prosecute perpetrators of bride-kidnapping. Photo: Gazvbubu Babayarova.

Of: Iryna Sharypina and Tessa Stockburger

In Kyrgyzstan, a girl is kidnapped every 40 minutes and forced into a marriage with her kidnapper. Now as #MeToo has spread around the globe, Kyrgyz women and girls are speaking out to end this practice.

April 10, 2019, Article, English, Magazine