14 Nov 2011

Campaign being held against bride kidnapping

6:06 am on 14 November 2011

Kyrgyzstan has begun a campaign to stop a practice where girls are kidnapped and forced to marry their abductors.

The campaign has been launched by the ombudsman, who says he wants to break the myth that bride kidnapping is an acceptable nomadic tradition.

Tens of thousands of girls are abducted every year.