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Tajikistan: Child Brides, Polygamy and Poverty Contributing to Rampant Domestic Violence
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, violence, Child brides, polygamy, poverty, domestic violence, Amnesty International )

- 3524 days ago -
'Women in Tajikistan are beaten, abused, and raped in the family but the authorities tend to reflect the societal attitude of blaming the woman for domestic violence. They see their primary role as mediator, to preserve the family rather than protect the
Protect Texas Children From the Crime of Polygamy! Take Action!
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, children, education, environment, ethics, family, polygamy, women, religion, HumanRights )

- 3524 days ago -
According to the United Nations, the cultural practice of polygamy has been universally proven, worldwide; to drive women and children into poverty, limit the educational, and career opportunities of females, restrict their choice of life partner, travel,
Texas Polygamy Case: Don't the Boys Count?
Society & Culture  (tags: child abuse, Texas Fundamentalist Sect, Polygamy, boys )

- 4111 days ago -
Very little attention is paid to the abuse and neglect of the boys. Some as young as 13, frequently expelled from the compound are forced to fend for themselves without education, friends, or adult guidance.
Mental Health Experts Enlisted to Help With Children of Polygamy Sect
Society & Culture  (tags: USA, TX, polygamy, sect, children, child safety, child abuse, kids, mental health, foster care, professionals, healthy children )

- 4115 days ago -
Texas officials bring in professionals to work with kids from polygamous retreat. Kids indoctrinated to fear outside world. Authorities worry about cultural adjustment of living with foster families.
534 Women, Kids Leave Polygamist Ranch
Society & Culture  (tags: child abuse, child neglect, polygamy, Texas, polygamist ranch )

- 4120 days ago -
401 children have been placed in state custody because a judge deemed them in imminent danger of physical abuse...133 women left the Yearning for Zion Ranch of their own volition along with the children...State troopers were holding an unknown number of men
Girl, 14, Fled Abuse, 'Mind Control' of Polygamy - USA
Society & Culture  (tags: children, child, polygamy, Warren Jeffs, abuse, Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of, christians, religion )

- 4328 days ago -
Sara Hammon saw some of her sisters pulled out of school to be married to men they didn't know. She dreaded a similar fate. And so, she ran away from home before she was old enough to drive legally. She left behind 19 mothers, 74 siblings, and a father
U.S. Polygamist Community Faces Rare Genetic Disorder
Society & Culture  (tags: Arizona, polygamy, Mormon sect, disease, inbreeding, retardation )

- 4419 days ago -
Arizona (Reuters) - In a dusty neighborhood under sheer sandstone cliffs studded with juniper on the Arizona-Utah border, a rare genetic disorder is spreading through polygamous families on a wave of inbreeding.

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