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United Kingdom Includes Mothers’ Names On Marriage Certificates – A Win For Women’s Rights

United Kingdom Includes Mothers’ Names On Marriage Certificates – A Win For Women’s Rights

British couples will be able to include their mothers’ names on their marriage certificate under a change in law hailed as a step forward for women’s rights on Wednesday. Church of England leaders also praised the change, which passed into law this week, saying the previous system demeaned women and was out of step with […]

Trapped In Marriage – Stories Of Cambodian Women

Trapped In Marriage – Stories Of Cambodian Women

Countless women from Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Myanmar go to China to wed. Some end up happily married; others speak of violence and forced labour On the Chinese messaging service WeChat, Ol En scrolled back through time. Call unanswered. Call unanswered. Call declined. The last she’d heard from her teenage daughter was a voice message […]

LOUD WHISPERS: ‘How Can I Be A Good Husband?’: Ten Suggestions

LOUD WHISPERS: ‘How Can I Be A Good Husband?’: Ten Suggestions

I did not want to write about marriage this week. In light of the fact that International Day of Families falls on May 15th, and the day will be marked throughout the week,  I have decided to address an email from a young man who read my last article on Loud Whispers, ‘Then and Now’. […]