The incredible story of one woman’s escape from a marriage arranged by her parents, as shared through Facebook group Humans of Amsterdam, has internet users from across the globe clamoring to offer her their support and to thank her for inspiring them to take action to improve their own lives.
In the post, Haritha Khandabattu explained how her plans for a career as an engineer were sidetracked by her parents insistence that she get married. “My father barely spoke to me anymore. The tension became unbearable and at some point I couldn’t take it anymore so I gave in,” Khandabattu recalled. Read more here:
Number of Women and Girls At Risk: 25,000
Status: Existing Legislation Needs Strengthening
Improve by adding: Prosecuting parents/guardian, felony offense