marriage

Culture

Some British Pakistanis Still Face Pressure to Marry Their Cousins

Cousin marriage is legal in Britain. In one community, a new generation are rethinking the practice and its impact on their families.
Mohammed Zaheer
9.10.19
LGBTQ

Here’s How Queer Indians Feel About Not Being Able to Get Married or Adopt Kids

"I don't think that we can manage to protect ourselves and I don't see why I should bring a child into this situation."
Pratika Yashaswi
9.7.19
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Bangladesh to Replace ‘Virgin’ With ‘Unmarried’ Before Bride’s Name in Muslim Marriage Certificate

Activists see the verdict as a ‘landmark’ win over a provision that violates the right to privacy and is discriminatory against women who want to get married.
Pallavi Pundir
8.27.19
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Here’s What India’s Gen Z Really Thinks About Arranged Marriage

Surveys say Gen Z doesn't care much about the sanctity of marriage. So would they even care about matchmaking? We asked around.
Shamani Joshi
8.23.19
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India’s Supreme Court Says Not All Sex With a Failed Promise to Marry Is Rape

In April 2019, the Supreme Court had passed a verdict saying that sex between consenting adults based on a false promise of marriage will be considered rape. Now it clarifies it’s not rape unless false promise is proven.
Pallavi Pundir
8.23.19
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Young Kashmiris Explain How the Curfew Has Wrecked Their Relationships and Marriages

“Anything that separates two lovers can never bring peace.”
Safwat Zargar
8.19.19
weird

An Indian Cop Ran Away and Married a Gangster She Met in Jail

The unlikely pair met during his court hearings and continued to keep in touch, eventually tying the knot in a secret location and settling for a life in hiding.
Shamani Joshi
8.13.19
women's rights

Alarming Report Finds Not a Single Girl Born in 132 Indian Villages Since April

"We have discovered that out of a total of 216 deliveries, not a single girl child has been born in 132 villages, which is suspicious and has highlighted female foeticide."
Pallavi Pundir
7.24.19
Vice Guide to Right Now

Women in Japan are Fighting to Save their Own Last Names After Marriage

An age-old law in Japan reinforces that husbands and wives must have the same last name – but women are fighting back.
Meera Navlakha
7.22.19
Religion

In Indonesia, Muslim Youth are Turning to Their Clerics to Find Them a Wife

As religious conservatism increases in the country, more and more young people are choosing to marry early to avoid what Islam considers the sin of premarital sex.
Adi Renaldi
7.17.19
LGBTQ

We Asked Queer Indians How They First Learned About Sex

Porn, trial-and-error, Sidney Sheldon—LGBTQ+ youth tell us about their initiation into the world of sex and sexuality in a country where sex ed is either super-hetero or missing altogether.
Pallavi Pundir
7.15.19
indonesia

In Indonesia, Google Searches About Marriages Between Cousins Spike During the Holidays

The real question is, can we marry them? Is it even safe, medically speaking?
Ikhwan Hastanto
7.15.19
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