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'Bride kidnapping' haunts rural Kyrgyzstan, causing young women to flee their homeland

By Erin Hofmann, Associate Professor, Utah State University
Guangqing Chi, Professor, Penn State
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In rural Kyrgyzstan, 1 in 3 marriages begins with an abduction. Older generations see this as a harmless tradition, but two brides have been killed since 2018. A study finds other problems, too.

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