Ala Kachuu: Bride-kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan

Ala kachuu, meaning ‘‘grab and run” in Kyrgyz, refers to the often-violent kidnapping of young women, who are then coerced into marriage by their captor. Bride kidnapping is an extremely stressful and traumatising experience that denies a woman her rights and violates numerous international declarations of human rights. These women often experience physical, emotional, andContinue reading “Ala Kachuu: Bride-kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan”