Professor Emeritus Kleinbach Addresses Bride Kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan: Voice of America, Reuters

Sociology professor emeritus Russ Kleinbach, an expert on bride kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan, told Voice of America that some communities still see the practice as a tribal tradition, although the practice was outlawed in 2013.

The story details continuing efforts to combat the practice of kidnapping women to force them into marriages in the Central Asian country. As a faculty member, Kleinbach was named a Fulbright Scholar to study the issue and co-founded the women’s advocacy group Kyz Korgon Institute.

The story also was published by Reuters.


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