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Compensation marriage

Compensation marriage

Compensation marriage, known variously as vanni, swara and sang chatti, is the traditional practice of forced marriage of women and girl children in order to resolve tribal feuds in parts of Pakistan and Afghanistan. Although illegal in Pakistan, it is still widely practiced in Pakistan's North-West Frontier Province.

Compensation marriage is also practiced in Sub-Saharan Africa and some parts of the Middle East.

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