The only rabbinical court in the world that has the legal power to levy sanctions or even incarcerate a man until he gives the get, is Israel’s Rabbinical Court.
The Netherlands is the only country that comes close to that system.
"No woman deserves to live in constant torture for 14 years waiting to be released."
Anecdotes are not scientific research. But these and 100 others like them define the widely held communal paradigm regarding iggun. Let us extrapolate some views:
The 'agunah problem' is an ongoing Jewish legal (halachic) issue in which women wishing to get a divorce require the consent of their husbands, who may refuse.
The Rabbinical Court must set itself free to set the agunot free.
'Duck meat is never fully wrapped in dough, so it represents freedom'
A women's rights organization expressed concern regarding the use of polygraphs tests by the rabbinical courts in divorce proceedings.
The rabbis of the Bergen-Belsen rabbinical court were the first to collect testimonies from Holocaust survivors right after World War II.
Each aguna story represents a woman (or man) trapped in a lonely world of frustration and bitterness, bordering on cruelty.