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24 Jun 2021
Many people in India have lost their jobs and life savings during the pandemic. This has forced parents to marry off their daughters at an early age to reduce the financial burden.
21 Aug 2019
According to the United Nations, more than 40 million people are estimated to be trapped in forced labor, forced marriages and other forms of sexual exploitation.
17 May 2019
Taipei is due to take a series of decisive steps this week to legalize same-sex marriages before the May 24 deadline set by the island’s top court. However, deep divisions in public opinion may stall the process.
8 Jan 2019
Women in Saudi Arabia can now get divorce notification from their husbands by text messaging. This idea is being introduced after it was discovered Saudi men were increasingly ending their marriages without telling their wives.

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