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No laws, just shame: Sexual harassment in the South Caucasus

Sexual comments, groping, and worse are something women in the Caucasus must often face, and the laws in place do little to protect them.

No laws, just shame: Sexual harassment in the South Caucasus

By OC Media

Sexual comments, groping, and worse are something women in the Caucasus must often face, and the laws in place do little to protect them.

The young women fleeing forced marriage in Azerbaijan

Child marriage and forced marriage in Azerbaijan leave some young women with an impossible choice: family or freedom. In spite of pressure from family, the police, and schools, some unwilling brides-to-be still decide to run away.

The young women fleeing forced marriage in Azerbaijan

By Bahruz Samadov

Child marriage and forced marriage in Azerbaijan leave some young women with an impossible choice: family or freedom. In spite of pressure from family, the police, and schools, some unwilling brides-to-be still decide to run away.

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