Online dating kidnapping

For example, fear of kidnap is cited as a reason for the lower participation of girls in the education system.

The "bride" is then coerced through the stigma of pregnancy and rape to marry her abductor.

The United States Department of State reports that children and young teenaged girls (aged ten and up) are sometimes married to men two decades older.

Marriage by abduction used to be, and to some extent still is, a customary practice for the Kisii ethnic group.

Bride kidnapping has been practiced around the world and throughout history.

It continues to occur in countries in Central Asia, the Caucasus region, and parts of Africa, and among peoples as diverse as the Hmong in Southeast Asia, the Tzeltal in Mexico, and the Romani in Europe.

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