Bride price

Afghan becomes shepherd in Turkey’s east to raise bride price

A 25-year-old Afghan citizen has started working as a shepherd in the eastern province of Tunceli to raise enough bride price to marry his beloved he left behind in his home country.

"I will save money and marry the woman I love until the end of summer in Afghanistan," Abdullah Muhammedi told Demirören News Agency on April 20.

Necessary precautions to be taken against 'abduction tradition' in villages: Turkish family minister

Turkish authorities will implement necessary measures to prevent child marriages via abduction after reports emerged that underage girls were being kidnapped and forced into marriage in exchange for payments to their families in two İzmir villages, Turkish Family and Social Policies Minister Fatma Betül Sayan Kaya has said.

25 percent of child brides globally from Africa alone, says UNICEF

There are currently 125 million child brides in Africa alone, amounting to around 25 percent of total child brides across the globe, according to the United Nations children's fund (UNICEF). It also stated that this number is projected to more than double by 2050 if current trends continue.