In Kyrgyzstan, a young woman is abducted roughly every 40 minutes. ‘Ala kachuu’ is the name for the tradition dating from nomadic times. The old custom is becoming more and more common. Women are being kidnapped and forced to marry.
US photographer Stephanie Sinclair gives young, vulnerable women a voice. She tells DW what motivates her to risk her life and why the US bears a special responsibility when it comes to defending women's rights.
Justice Minister Heiko Maas has said he wants to clamp down on polygamy in Germany, which many say is unofficially tolerated by local councils. But he declined to propose any actual measures.
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