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Indonesia to end practice of bride kidnapping

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Eldorado

"Bride kidnapping, or kawin tangkap, is a controversial practice in Sumba with disputed origins which sees women taken by force by family members or friends of men who want to marry them.

"Despite long-standing calls for it to be banned by women's rights groups, it continues to be carried out in certain parts of Sumba, a remote Indonesian island east of Bali.

"But after two bride kidnappings were captured on video and widely shared on social media, the central government is now calling for it to end."

Full report at the BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-53418099

Bride Kidnapping: Wikipedia

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OverSword

Wow!  It's still the year 1000 in some places.

A friend from Lao told me that in his country if you want a girl you follow her around until her father yells at you and then you ask to marry her.  

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Great Old Man
On 7/24/2020 at 4:48 AM, OverSword said:

Wow!  It's still the year 1000 in some places.

A friend from Lao told me that in his country if you want a girl you follow her around until her father yells at you and then you ask to marry her.  

culture is so diverse... It hard to imagine it in ROK where woman right is very strong.

 

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