Saudi males travelling abroad for business or vacation are often alerted not to "fall victim to marriage brokers
That arrangement is often facilitated by the victims' parents and marriage brokers
who benefit from the transaction.
The return procedure involves receiving the families at the airport, securing temporary residences for them, renting apartments and furnishing them, providing for their living expenses and giving them a national identity card, if they do not have them," said Al-Suwailem, adding that Awasser constantly extends advice and counseling to the Saudi citizens traveling abroad, including warning them about being lured by marriage brokers
and advising them to seek the help of the Saudi embassy officials before taking any step.
Citizens here said some Omanis have been unfairly targeted by marriage brokers
in India, who often lie about the age of the brides.
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All the negotiations and agreements, like the bride's dowry and husband's responsibilities, are worked out by family members or paid marriage brokers
Beyond the vulnerability of children, the report notes that individuals from the GCC, including Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Kuwait "purchase Egyptian women and girls for 'temporary' or 'summer' marriages for the purpose of prostitution or forced labour; these arrangements are often facilitated by the victims' parents and marriage brokers
, who profit from the transaction".
The Philippine government filed its firstever complaint in January over Korean marriage brokers
operating in the country, Kim said.
Teresa is one of thousands of Filipino and other East Asian women who decided to marry Koreans through marriage brokers
or the mail order bride scheme, hoping to improve their - and their families - lives.
No foreigner can marry an Egyptian girl if there is an age difference of 10 years, according to state laws, but parents and marriage brokers
are breaking the laws and marrying off their girls for money, the report said.
Suwailem warned Saudi men of marriage brokers
abroad who take advantage of rich youth and marry them to foreigners.
The earliest known operations of marriage brokers
occurred in Europe as far back as the thirteenth century in the Jewish community.