The many bars around the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid attract an eclectic mix of people, ranging from tourists to locals, all engaging in ebullient conversations over a glass of sangria. Every day she makes her way through the enthusiastic crowds of tourists, armed with a cardboard sign stating her plea and a plastic cup, into which every once in a while a generous figure drops a cent or two. As most Romanian Roma, Maria has been earning a living from the flourishing begging business in Europe. Although not a child bride herself, the issue of early marriage runs deep in her community and family. My daughter got married at 13 and she now has a little girl.
Romanian gypsy children become engaged aged six and four
Missing Romanian teen gets married in Cyprus, KNEWS
Two years after we met Mihaela Minca and her witch clan—considered to be among the most powerful witches in the world—we go back to Romania to witness the marriage of her son Antonio to his cousin Beatrice, a young witch herself. Antonio's mother Mihaela chose Beatrice as her son's bride when Beatrice was only seven years old because she could sense that their marriage would increase Beatrice's witch powers, thereby strengthening the witch family's bloodline. Mihaela was just 13 herself when her parents married her off. Instead, she dropped out of school to focus on her witchcraft. Despite Beatrice's timid hesitance, the preparation for the wedding continues as planned with a ritual led by Mihaela initiating Beatrice into her witch clan. With her daughters and soon to be daughter-in-law crowded around a table topped with dolls, candles, crosses, and herbs, Mihaela recites, "May the evil spirits go away. May Beatrice dominate them, cast them away and send them off.
Missing Romanian teen gets married in Cyprus
Visit our new interactive Atlas! A study reports that child marriage is most common in Kalderash Romani communities and is seldom practised by Cashtale Roma. Child marriage is driven by gender inequality and the belief that women and girls are somehow inferior to men and boys. There is limited information on child marriage in Romania but available studies show that, among Romani communities, it is driven by:. Romania has committed to eliminate child, early and forced marriage by in line with target 5.
A tip from Interpol about a concerned family in Romania over their teenage daughter led to the arrest of a male suspect at Larnaca airport in a possible human trafficking case. Police are investigating a possible human trafficking case, after arresting Friday morning a year-old Romanian male at Larnaca International Airport. The suspect, who was arrested on suspicion of trafficking and marriage fraud, was selected for secondary inspection around am at passport control, as he was getting ready to board a flight with two females. According to police, the women aged 18 and 21 also from Romania, had arrived in Cyprus on Sunday to get married in exchange for money.