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budget over the. different. welcome to a special edition of. it's good to have you with us it's an institution steeped in tradition obligations and expectations and it's changing. process is change sometimes organic sometimes forced. marriage across. like in pakistan where some desperate families push the daughters and sisters to chinese men for money but once in china many brides are abused and despite rights groups raising the alarm pakistani officials to crack down on the trade and a.p. investigation. traced over 600 brides sold to china over the last 2
yes and for many. turns out to be a nightmare. back with family but broken inside this is some mia david she was trafficked to china and married off to a stranger after just 2 months she returned to pakistan deathly ill. she what a lot of so modern others ready ready ready laura. are guarding. hide and rid. of all the ready. for. a month later she was dead. story is not unique and is part of a disturbing wider trend in human trafficking. chinese men seeking brides are fueling an illegal but lucrative cross border practice that targets girls and women
often from pakistan's impoverished christian minority. the word by the promise of a better life and money for their parents they're told they're going to marry wealthy chinese christians. more often than not they end up in some of china's poorest and conservative areas where it's one child policy has led to too many men and not enough women. once across the border young brides are at the mercy of their new husbands. and they've been. fighting a star from in pregnancy. there are a lot of spiders because my role behind my room is my i don't want the spiders i hear i feel i'm no one training. he's not listening. you don't know you're crazy and. other women have described coercive behavior physical abuse and
even forced prostitution. whatever the chinese grooms want to do with them they can no one is there to see what happens to the girl it's the height of cruelty. but also a profitable business that's practiced openly in china although beijing says it has 0 tolerance for any illegal cross border marriage behavior. a pakistani investigation into the trafficking networks led to a number of arrests last year but efforts to bring the traffickers to justice have stalled investigators say they've come under pressure from government officials to curtail their work for fear of damaging pakistan's increasingly close economic ties to beijing and as long as pakistan turns a blind eye to lucrative and distressing trade of brides to china will continue. joining me now for more on this story is. she is the co-chair of the human rights
commission of pakistan is there any why are government officials so hesitant to crack down on bride into trying. unfortunately ever since these cases have been altered. government's response has been lax master and what people are saying is i mean just as you know the chinese are way. konami. and the apple writing is not of 8 in the form of this. class military so all these factors affecting coming into the picture. is not being addressed has holes trafficking and the government is not responding and trying to cover of many of these girls and families are reaching out for help so that looks like a grim prognosis does not mean that these cases we will see more off in the future
and so far 21000 through the travel documents there are no 1000000 sure investigation into these 629 cases were reported documented and. 'd even gender gamey and their numbers must have gone up because no action had been taken so augustine. government just going to not the other way. because we'll continue reporting and doing this a lot of people. are making money the local authorities in the center the local community get involved in these type of thing isn't big budget benefiting so we have. local. some of the churches in small areas so it's christian population that has been talkative and. community. why exactly what communities all these minority communities. i
guess the minor is being the poorest of his too but bob is one of the reason that parents and rita send their daughters. like. this was thinking if. you really. think it was right. who are you know. what are you most. rights. activist behind. it also right better reliever thank you so much for joining us postman ronnie ok. in may of last year same sex couples in taiwan were legally allowed to matter here
after the government elected a special law for same sex marriage this despite several protests and referendums what a large majority rejected same sex unions for taiwan's as a beauty community though the changes what a long time coming. a short walk down the aisle but a giant step toward equality these women made history last year among the 1st same sex couples to tie the knot in taiwan. in may the island became the 1st place in asia to legalize gay marriage for the l.g. beatty community it was the culmination of a decades long struggle for recognition. was and a huge pools for jubilation. it doesn't it's why me about fashion sense of never imagined this happening and this is. i'm very emotional i feel taiwan
cares for human rights which is very good. but the issue has polarized society highlighting deep divisions on an island that remains staunchly conservative opponents say the bill ignores only a referendum rejecting same sex unions. despite that time one is becoming increasingly progressive and the capital taipei is home to a thriving gay community. at the city's 1st pride parade since the ruling revelers had plenty to celebrate. i won. i think. they're for us. happy that taiwan is. in. there with. a bold step to taiwan's l g b t community hopes the rest of the region will soon follow.
after this in taiwan but not so much in india because a great big indian wedding is being slimmed down by a poorly performing economy that is consumer spending in india has dropped and that among other factors is having an impact on how much couples are willing to shell out for their big day in a country but it's not unheard of having 25000 guests at a matter that means deep cuts to the invite list and celebrations of the last at least a week now manage with just a couple of days it's heartbreaking i know when the purse strings are tight the budgeting has to begin. to be punchy meyer thought she'd already picked her dream dress but after taking a closer look at that budget and her fiance decided to make some savings meaning another trip to the clothes rack. done something the markets and i did write nowadays a little recession meaning guys on function doing this starting. to function so you
try to start going on the course by effectively doing because if i say. indian weddings are renowned for being lavish glitzy affairs with hundreds or even thousands of guests partying for days on end but despite being seen as recession proof the industry has also fallen victim to india's slumping economy oh yeah it used to be the old week long weddings has not been going work it was just one or one in our view over there in the entire families being dreaming about. when they when my and my tail were diplomatic and they've been saving things for the b. the sector has had the major setback the betting favorite you'll still be 2000 people out when the deal flow 70800 scaling back on the big day can impact friendships and social standing people who'd normally make the guest list now find themselves left off it for another bride to be mandvi to kuranda it's
a real worry. if all the businesses you look forward to look and even in india i now saw you knowing that really affects each and every fan meet it doesn't only effect the bride in the room it also affects the siblings around it a little is it down because then what happens we start you know putting the cars down. the picture perfect wedding may be getting a slimmed down but it's still sure to be full of all the color and emotion that's the whole mark of any marriage in india. that is a must and that's of the day really now with images from a mosque in the wedding in the islamic republic of pakistan a local council response to cover the costs of the optimum ceremony otherwise out of reach for many families thank you for watching. but.
i'm scared that the war. and in the end this is a me you're not allowed to stay here anymore we will send you back. are you familiar with this. with the smugglers with violence of. what's your story ready. i'm sure numbers of women especially in victims of violence. take part and send us your story your train all understand this new culture.
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