The New York Times reports on a Brooklyn woman’s forced marriage in Pakistan and the aftermath.

A Brooklyn woman was forced to marry a Pakistani man after being held captive by her relatives in Pakistan for three years. She was able to escape with the help of the American Embassy, but unfortunately, her drama does not end there. Read her story here.


Grade: C

Number of Women and Girls At Risk: 25,000

Status: Existing Legislation Needs Strengthening

Improve by adding: Prosecuting parents/guardian, felony offense