Bride kidnapping

1 Kidnapped brides in Kyrgyzstan | DW Documentary

3 apr. 2017

Bride kidnapping is a tradition in Kyrgyzstan. Every year, thousands of young women are kidnapped and forced into marriage.
 
But a young Kyrgyz woman named Damira is campaigning against this. She shows a way out for women forced to marry.
 

2 Bride Kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan

19 jun. 2012

In rural Kyrgyzstan men still marry their women the old-fashioned way: by abducting them off the street and forcing them to be their wife. Bride kidnapping is a supposedly ancient custom that’s made a major comeback since the fall of Communism and now accounts for nearly half of all marriages in some parts. We traveled to the Kyrgyz countryside to follow a young groom named Kubanti as he surprised his teenage girlfriend Nazgul with the gift of marriage/kidnapping. 
 
Hosted by Thomas Morton | Originally aired in 2011 on http://VICE.com
 

3 Brides by Force. Marriage by kidnapping pushes Kyrgyz women to suicide

19 jul. 2014

It will hardly surprise anyone that bride-snatching is illegal in Kyrgyzstan, but when you look at sentencing, the reality paints a far different picture. A sheep’s life is worth four times more than a young woman’s. The custom — in which single young men kidnap their bride of choice and pressure them to agree to marriage — is very common in this country. But as RT’s team has found out, this centuries-old tradition surprisingly has its passionate proponents as well as harsh critics.
 

4 Kidnapped For Marriage: A Troubling Tradition In Kyrgyzstan | MSNBC

9 mei 2016

In Kyrgyzstan, the tradition of bride kidnapping is being challenged by generations both young and old as a violation of women’s rights, but not all women find fault with the brutal practice.
 

5 WILDNESS. About Bride Kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan

25 jun. 2019

By Iris Oppelaar Iris Oppelaar is a photographer, filmmaker and journalist, covering stories with an emphasis on human rights and migration in Central Asia and Russia. Iris holds an MA in Politics, Security and Integration from the School of Slavonic and East European Studies (UCL, United Kingdom) and a BA in European Studies. Her recent multimedia work Wildness has been selected for the Jakarta International Photo Festival 2019.
 
About Wildness
With this work, WILDNESS, Iris aims to de-sensationalizes the practice of bride kidnapping and instead reveal underlying motives and societal expectations while providing an insight in the lives of ordinary Kyrgyz. It shows the struggle within Kyrgyz society and how changing norms may provide hope for the future. Wildness is selected for the Jakarta International Photo Festival 2019.
 

6 Bride Kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan

16 apr. 2020

 
 

7 Groom Kidnapping In Bihar | Unique Stories from India

12 sep. 2016

To avoid paying dowry, families in Bihar have taken to kidnapping grooms at gunpoint!

We’ve probably all heard of bride kidnapping. It’s common enough in Kyrgyzstan, Africa and some parts of India. But did you know that in India, grooms are also kidnapped! The reason: to avoid paying dowry. And you thought arranged marriages were bad! Hear the stories of Rajiv Kumar and Anita Singh, whose lives were changed by groom kidnapping.

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8 India’s ‘abducted grooms’- BBC News

11 apr. 2018

Indian parents often go through intense social pressure to find the perfect groom for their daughters.
So much so that some of them in the eastern Indian state of Bihar end up kidnapping grooms. Roshan and Parveen told a BBC team their experience of forced marriages.
Reporting: Divya Arya
Producer: Vikas Pandey
Camera and editing: Kashif Sidiqqui and Vikas Pandey
Researcher: Seetu Tiwari
The story is part of BBC Indian language services’ special series, BBC She

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9 Brides by Force (RT Documentary)

4 nov. 2012

 
It will hardly surprise anyone that bride-snatching is illegal in Kyrgyzstan, but when you look at sentencing, the reality paints a far different picture. A sheep’s life is worth four times more than a young woman’s. The custom – in which single young men kidnap their bride of choice and pressure them to agree to marriage – is very common in this country. But as RT’s team has found out, this centuries-old tradition surprisingly has its passionate proponents as well as harsh critics.
 
RT (Russia Today) is a global news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. RT is the first news channel to break the 500 million YouTube views benchmark.
 
This is another form of slavery, nothing more, nothing less.
 

Miyuki

Women dont suicide just because its shameful they were kidnapped. They were unhappy, miserable, they weren’t ready, they missed their family. There were many reasons. This traditions upsets me a lot, because it has more negative consequences than positive. And some women can’t leave their husband, because it would bring shame upon the family and people would call her hurtful names even if she was with only one man her entire life.

10 Crazy Old Lady Kidnaps Man Prank

9 mei 2011

Crazy old lady is transporting a hostage – she’s stuffed this poort man into a bag, bound him with rope, covered his mouth with duct tape, and tied him to the roof of her car! This psycho grandma even has the nerve to stop and ask people passing by for directions. The kidnapped man seizes his opportunity to scream for help and cause a scene, but insane granny isn’t having any of it – she grabs a broom and smacks him with it to shut him up. A presentation of JustForLaughsTV, the official Just For Laughs Gags YouTube channel. Home of the funniest, greatest, most amazing, most hilarious, win filled, comedy galore, hidden camera pranks in the world!