Franca Viola: The First Italian Woman Who Publicly Refused Marrying Her Rapist

A story of a courageous 17-year-old who fought and won against an old Sicilian tradition

Italy was one of the countries with the highest rate of bride kidnapping, especially because the law permitted it. Victims were required to accept their fate and marry their rapists or…



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Belinda Mallasasime

Psychologist/ Top Writer, Lover of GOD and People. I write mostly on History, Travel, Leadership, and Culture. My religion is Love.