While India's girls are aborted, brides are wanted
Akhleema and Tasleema, two sisters from Kolkata in India's east, were sold as brides in Haryana state, in western India
September 4th, 2014
02:32 PM ET

While India's girls are aborted, brides are wanted

Cultural preference for boys in parts of India results in some of the largest imbalances between males and females in the world. And that creates a demand for brides that human traffickers are willing to meet.

Film maker Carl Gierstorfer visited villages where brides fetch a price and teenage girls are snatched from their families. And he met the people who are fighting to stop this vicious cycle.

Read his story and watch some of his video
Topics: Life In Slavery • The Traffickers • Voices

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  1. Christina

    India needs to undergo a cultural shift to respect women and the lives of female babies just as much as they revere male children . Without female babies being born and loved there won't be wives for men to love . That's the bottom line . Treating women with respect is the key to a better society as a whole. As it is currently India's society is bordering wretched because of their lack of respect for women . Love and respect make all the difference . Male double standard hypocrisy needs to be addressed . Women who get raped in India deserve for society to rally around them not condemn them . They deserve justice . The perpetrators deserve to pay for causing harm . The blame the victim mentality is a poor excuse for a collective thought and too convenient an excuse for men to be pigs . ( not that I'm saying all Indian men are pigs. They need to change their cultural awareness to respect for women .

    September 4, 2014 at 9:26 pm | Reply
  2. TYERYT

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    September 9, 2014 at 3:37 pm | Reply
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    September 10, 2014 at 10:42 am | Reply
  4. rick

    Hmm lets see.. If the hirls are aborted.. And boys are in excess. And they wont find a wife there.. Or a free ride out of that country.. Nor will any women willingly go there from other countries because of a major upswing in rapes and kidnapings to FORCE women into marriages. Seems that problem will be solved in 1 generation or 2 at most. No women.. No children.. No more problem.. Looks like the wirthless parents will actualy have to WORK for a living instead of forcing everything onto a wife thats only a slave to begine with by that backwards scoiety.. And since medical care is alnost non existant there. The overcrowding will ease quickly by attrition. So the slavery problem gone too. No parents to buy a wife. And boys too lazy to look. Not marriagable by western standards. Not wanted by western countries.. See? Problem is about to correct itself.. Caste system done it better than a all out war could achieve.

    September 14, 2014 at 7:16 pm | Reply
  5. Beverly

    worlds largest democracy is what India touts. Worlds large betrayers of civil rights towards women sounds more like it. How can they be so stupid to repeat Chinas mistakes? Easy answer. They r uneducated illerate chauvaist lazy pigs of an excuse for a man. Behave like that in a developed country and we will hang u by those precious jewels that dont make u a man.

    September 17, 2014 at 8:00 pm | Reply

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