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Aug 24, 2022 08:09 PM
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In Depth: Abuse Victims’ Convictions for Bigamy Highlight Hurdles to Divorce in China

Women face difficulty in escaping abusive husbands amid institutional bias, evidence requirements and social pressure
Women face difficulty in escaping abusive husbands amid institutional bias, evidence requirements and social pressure

A court in Southwest China’s Guizhou province has convicted two women who were abused by their husbands of bigamy, after they lived with other men for decades without formally ending their previous marriages.

The cases have again highlighted the difficulty that domestic abuse victims face in escaping their abusers, as institutional bias, tough evidence requirements and social pressure stack the deck against women.

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