Ever wondered why men go down on one knee to propose to would-be brides. Well, long before globalization and modernization, marriages were hardly done for love. Marriage proposals were conducted like business transactions between two families that finally reached an agreement. This was because marriage was seen as a financial and legal commitment rather than a romantic partnership.
Despite government incentives, high youth unemployment and financial stress are keeping young people from choosing to marry and start families.
Estonia has become the second Central European country to legalize same-sex marriage. The law will come into force in 2024.
Can cross-cultural love flourish against the odds? A Kenyan-Nigerian couple tells us how they defied the stereotypes and found their own recipe to love.
Citing archaic "anti-conversion" laws, right-wing Hindu groups are working to prevent marriages between Indian Hindus and Muslims. Some couples have faced violence and death threats.
11 Dec 2022
The controversial criminal code includes laws against insulting the president and banning extramarital sex. Critics say the laws undermine freedoms in Indonesia.