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Latest items for Bangladesh

Sept. 1, 2017, 9:15 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: LO-SCALE-3

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Sept. 1, 2017, 8:51 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: LO-SCALE-2

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Sept. 1, 2017, 10:26 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: LO-SCALE-1

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Aug. 31, 2017, 8:45 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"Existence of variations in definition and recognition of violence against women were reported. For instance, police definition was found to be very narrow. Marital rape was not recognized in law and culture. Incest was a taboo topic. Wife-abuse (battering) was widely condoned and tolerated" (8)
Aug. 30, 2017, 2:41 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-2

"Majeda is only 13 and was forced to marry last year. She can’t talk openly in front of her husband. But after a great deal of persuasion, he gives us permission to go for a drive" (1). This is a quote from the narrator at 8:00 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT). "When I was giving birth, the doctors wanted to do a C-section, but my husband said ‘no’" (1). This is a quote from a 13 year old child bride (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Aug. 30, 2017, 2:41 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Majeda says her husband is often violent, and beat her when she was pregnant. 'He beats me with his hands on my back. When he beats me, I feel sad'" (1). This is a quote from Majeda, a child bride, at 10:15 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Aug. 30, 2017, 2:41 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"One day she’s a child. The next - she’s a wife. That’s the reality for one in three girls in Bangladesh" (1). This is a quote from the narrator at :08 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT). "But today is her last day of childhood. Tomorrow, Beezly is marrying an older man she’s only met once. Her groom is 25. Beezly is just 13" (1). This is a quote from the narrator at 1:53 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT). "I didn’t want this wedding. I agreed on one condition – that I would continue my studies after the marriage. They are marrying me off forcefully" (1). This is a quote at 2:11 from ...more
Aug. 30, 2017, 2:41 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: MARR-LAW-1

"There are organizations that are trying to stop child marriages since it was outlawed in the eighties" (1). This is a quote from the narrator at 6:32 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT). "Local authorities have discovered his plans to marry a child. So they’re going to have to hold the wedding ceremony in secret" (1). This is a quote from the narrator at 19:26 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Aug. 30, 2017, 2:41 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-1

"getting a girl married young is a good thing. Even if they die, at least they are married" (1). This is a quote from a village elder at 10:41 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Aug. 30, 2017, 2:41 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"One day she’s a child. The next - she’s a wife. That’s the reality for one in three girls in Bangladesh" (1). This is a quote from the narrator at :08 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT). "But today is her last day of childhood. Tomorrow, Beezly is marrying an older man she's met only once. Her groom is 25. Beezly is just 13" (1). This is a quote from the narrator at 1:53 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT). "On the morning of Beezly’s wedding, I can’t help but think how familiar this feels. I spent a large part of my childhood in Bangladesh. My grandmother was married when she was just 10 ...more
Aug. 30, 2017, 2:41 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"For Hindus, marriage is full of rituals. The first of these symbolizes her future as a married woman. Beezly grimaces as the bangles are forced over her wrist – binding her to her future husband – forever. Then, Beezly’s school uniform is traded in for her first sari. This marks her as a woman, even though she’s just a young girl. The last step is to unbraid her hair and tie it in a traditional knot – the symbol of a Bengali bride. Her transformation is complete" (1). This is a quote from the narrator at 2:55 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT). "She’s playing the role that’s expected of her in ...more
Aug. 30, 2017, 2:41 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"Dr. Beatrice Burger is a doctor at Bangladesh’s only clinic dealing with fistula – a complication during birth that causes reproductive organs, rectum, and bladder to split" (1). This is a quote from the narrator at 11:05 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Aug. 30, 2017, 2:41 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: MMR-PRACTICE-1

"Dr. Beatrice Burger is a doctor at Bangladesh’s only clinic dealing with fistula" (1). This is a quote from the narrator at 11:05 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Aug. 30, 2017, 2:41 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: LRCM-DATA-1

"when he wants sex, I have to give it to him. I tell him I don’t like it, then he says, ‘if you stay in my house, you have to give it to me’. He grabs me all of a sudden when I am sleeping. Then, he attacks me" (1). This is a quote from a child bride at 9:54 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Aug. 30, 2017, 2:41 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"when he wants sex, I have to give it to him. I tell him I don’t like it, then he says, ‘if you stay in my house, you have to give it to me’. He grabs me all of a sudden when I am sleeping. Then, he attacks me" (1). This is a quote from a child bride at 9:54 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT). "This is the man Beezly is marrying. 25 year old Shyamal picked 13 year old Beezly because he says she’s easy to control. Shyamal tells me he was offered a lot more dowry money to marry other girls. But he wanted the youngest and most innocent ...more
Aug. 30, 2017, 2:41 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-5

"Beezly’s father has already saved up enough money for a dowry to pay the groom’s family. Because of this tradition, girls in Bangladesh are seen as a burden no matter whether the family is Muslim, like most of the families here, or Hindu, like Beezly’s family" (1). This is a quote from th narrator at 2:38 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT). "This is the man Beezly is marrying. 25 year old Shyamal picked 13 year old Beezly because he says she’s easy to control. Shyamal tells me he was offered a lot more dowry money to marry other girls. But he wanted the youngest and most innocent bride" (1). This is ...more
Aug. 30, 2017, 2:41 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: ISSA-PRACTICE-1

"'Well, daughters are expensive. If she goes to school, we have to buy her books. So having a daughter is a problem. If she goes to her husband’s house, there are no issues with expenses. Now girls have the same rights as boys. But I could have gotten rid of the educational expenses if I could have married her off'" (1). This is a quote from the mother of a young girl at 16:23. Her words point to a culture that values male offspring more than female offspring (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Aug. 30, 2017, 2:41 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"All too often the brides come from here – the local school" (1). This is a quote from the narrator at 1:25 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Aug. 30, 2017, 2:41 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"I liked her behavior so I picked Beezly. She’s pure. Most girls mix with other boys and have relations. I don’t like that. I’ve had better proposals, but I didn’t like the girls’ behavior. A good girls goes to school and straight home and that's it" (1). This is a quote from a 25 year-old-man who married a 13 year-old-girl (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Aug. 30, 2017, 2:41 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"Majeda [age 13] is already a mother to a little boy. Doctors told her she is malnourished, and too young to deal with the baby" (1). This is a quote from the narrator at 9:10 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT). At 12:23 a doctor at a fistula clinic interviewed a patient and gathered that the patient had been married after the fifth grade and had her first two children at ages 13 and 14 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Aug. 30, 2017, 2:41 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: ASR-LAW-1

"Experts...say the government proposal to lower the legal marriage age from 18 to 16 will be a disaster for many more Bangladeshi girls" (1). This is a quote from the narrator at 7:42 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: AFE-SCALE-1

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: BR-SCALE-1

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: DACH-SCALE-2

2.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-4

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: INFIB-SCALE-1

0.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: MARR-SCALE-3

10.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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