Fighting bride kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan
State authorities in Kyrgyzstan are trying to fight practices of bride kidnapping in the country.
Research suggests about a third of all marriages are conducted through abduction and a girl is forced to marry against her will.
Many believe bride kidnapping is an ancient Kyrgyz tradition but some researchers argue it became popular only a few decades ago.
Two victims of bride kidnapping spoke to the BBC.
Video Journalist: Abdujalil Abdurasulov
21 Apr 2014
- From the section Asia