Although forced marriage is generally disapproved by society, it is a "well known phenomenon in the country, especially in rural and remote areas" and girls and women in these areas are "very often forced into marriages because of [a] patriarchal mentality and poverty".leading women to have illegal abortions or to induce them on their own.It is not because they want to move away from their native country but because there are just not enough men in Ukraine.
The labour market faces many of the problems that are common to most transition economies, such as loss of jobs in many sectors, that were not sufficiently compensated by emerging new sectors.
We are not just another Ukrainian bridal service – we like to think that we connect lonely hearts from all over the world.
Women in Ukraine are willing to meet decent men from foreign countries.
In northern Albania, such as in Mirditë and nearby mountainous areas, it is part of tradition for Albanian women to be married only after they have been able to give birth to first sons.
The women in central Albania, particularly the women in Elbasan and the nearby regions, are known to cook the sweet tasting ballakume during the Dita e Verës, an annual spring festival celebrated on the 14th of March.