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March 29, 2018, 10:36 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: PW-DATA-1

In 2011, the percentage of men who were married and had two or more wives was 0.8%. The percentage of currently married or in union men aged 15-49 who had tow or more wives was 0.7%. In 2007, the percentage was 1.8% and 1.7% respectively. In 2004, it was 4.6% and 3.9%. These statistics were compiled by DHS surveys of Bangladesh, and compiled by Professor Andrea Den Boer.
March 9, 2018, 8:51 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh, Djibouti, India, Niger, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Vietnam
Variables: LDS-PRACTICE-1, LDS-LAW-1

“Saudi Arabia has signed a number of bilateral agreements with the countries of origin of female domestic workers. The agreements serve the interests of all parties and prevent the exploitation and violation of the rights of female domestic workers. They have been concluded with India, Niger, Uganda, Djibouti, the Philippines, Bangladesh, Vietnam and Sri Lanka” (32).
March 6, 2018, 4:58 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"Addressing as the chief guest, Meher Afroz Chumki, sate minister for women and children affairs stressed the government's commitment to combat child marriage" (para 8).
March 6, 2018, 4:58 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"Addressing as the chief guest, Meher Afroz Chumki, sate minister for women and children affairs stressed the government's commitment to combat child marriage" (para 8). Meher Afroz Chumki is a woman (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
March 6, 2018, 4:58 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"The government spends about Tk 23 billion annually in different projects to prevent child marriage…It said the money is spent through seven development programmes and 57 projects. Social safety-net programmes, secondary education for girls, adolescent health, community awareness and adolescent girls empowerment, legal framework are the key drivers for preventing child marriage in the country, it added" (para 1-3). "Reducing child marriage is one of the key national priorities for gender and inequality outlined in the '7th Five Year Plan' of Bnagladesh. The goverenmnt has a plan to reduce child marriage significantly by 2020" (para 5).
Dec. 20, 2017, 1:25 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1, NGOFW-DATA-1

"The NGO, which conducts research on health and development topics, said efforts to tackle child marriage need to start early, provide skills training so girls can thrive, and should involve the community. The Balika project was most successful in delaying marriage among girls under 16 and in school" (Para 12).
Dec. 20, 2017, 1:25 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"The Population Council’s Bangladeshi Association for Life Skills, Income and Knowledge for Adolescents (Balika) project evaluated the success of three approaches in delaying the number of girls under 18 being married off...More than 9,000 girls between 12 and 18, living in 72 communities in three districts of Bangladesh that are considered “hotspots” for early marriage – Khulna, Satkhira and Narail – took part in the study, which began in 2012. Over 18 months, girls received either tutoring in maths and English, training in their rights, critical thinking and decision-making, or jobs-based training. Each girl had weekly meetings with mentors. Another 24 communities acted as a control group for the study....more
Dec. 20, 2017, 1:25 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"Amin said 34 communities involved in the project had decided to continue supporting girls in some way after the 18-month period, such as paying for mentors or for teachers to continue to run the training programmes. “One local government has actually budgeted to spend 10% of its budget on women and girls,” said Amin" (para 13).
Dec. 20, 2017, 1:25 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"Bangladesh has the fourth highest rate of child marriage in the world. In terms of absolute figures, Bangladesh comes second to India for the number of girls married before they are 15" (para 3). "Shifting attitudes towards child marriage in Bangladesh is proving difficult. 'Child marriage is not really moving forward,” said Amin. “[Child marriage figures] are surprisingly high because there has been a lot of progress in a lot of other spheres – investing in schooling, reducing young births.' 'When you go to rural Bangladesh, it’s still so common. At the Girl Summit, the prime minister declared she would reduce child marriage. No attention was paid to it as...more
Dec. 14, 2017, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-5

At 10:03 the video says "When a girl marries in Bangladesh her family usually pays the groom a 'dowry.' The older the bride, the more the family must pay. For many families, paying dowry is still less costly than keeping a daughter in Dhaka"(ENB-Coder Comment). At 10:16 the video says "One week after the wedding they started demanding dowry. The money that was agreed was demanded, along with a gold ring and furniture. My father-in-law demanded the 35,000 taka ($450) and the other things, or the marriage wouldn’t last. If I could have gone to their house with dowry my in-laws would have loved me. But I couldn’t. That’s why...more
Dec. 14, 2017, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2, ERBG-DATA-2, ERBG-DATA-5, DLB-DATA-1, ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

At 13:37 of the video a woman interviewed says "For six months of rain and storms, our husbands can’t work, so we sit idle and live in misery" (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 14, 2017, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: ASR-PRACTICE-1

At 4:35 of the video Brishti says "As a child I wished to become a doctor. I couldn’t study because of my parents. My mother died. I had a stepmother. From then it was a problem, looking after me. Can a person raise someone else’s daughter? Some can, some can’t. That’s why my father sent me to work in a household. There was one very good house, they kept me for a long time. They taught me a few things, so I could write my own name. I’m working in a garment factory and trying to become and operator. I have to work like that, because I have no other...more
Dec. 14, 2017, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: DV-DATA-1

At 10:57 a woman interviewed says "The government says that taking and giving dowry is illegal but people don’t care. Because of the dowry they don’t care about the life of the bride. Some even get killed because of the dowry" (ENB-Coder Comment). A woman interviewed at 11:15 says "Without the dowry the husband will torture the wife…torture us. You get the dowry, and if you can’t, you go back to your father’s house" (ENB-Coder Comment).At 15:53 of the video the narrator says "The night before we met Brishti, she was molested by the man living in the room next to hers. The neighbours blamed her for the attack. She...more
Dec. 14, 2017, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: PW-DATA-1

At 7:42 Brishti says "With my wedding, nothing happened traditionally. When we went to their house after seven days, the neighbor told us that the guy was already married. But it was too late to do anything"(ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 14, 2017, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-2

At 0:30 of the video text showed on the screen that said "Bangladesh is one of the world’s most vulnerable countries when it comes to the impact of climate change. Around 30% of girls in Bangladesh are married before their 15th birthday"(ENB-Coder Comment).At 0:58 of the video, Razia, age 14 said "I don't want to marry now [or soon, as she mentions later]" (ENB-Coder Comment).At 0:53 of the video Brishti who is 14, says that her father got her married in a hurry and didn't ask a lot of questions (ENB-Coder Comment). At 5:25 of the video Razia, age 14 said "One day a girl has to get married, sooner...more
Dec. 14, 2017, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1, DSFMF-PRACTICE-2

At 16:29 of the video a woman interviewed says "Boys in Dhaka, they harass girls more, if they see a nice girl, they whistle or make signs. They are worse. But after coming here, I can see the boys in the village are quite good in comparison. When my husband goes to Dhaka, if I go to bed late at night after watching TV, no one disturbs me. But in Dhaka, if the husband is not at home, boys disturb the girls and spread gossip. Then that creates a lot of problems, people will say that this girl is bad" (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 14, 2017, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-2

At 5:59 of the video Razia [age 14] says "Here I can meet friends, go around with them, chat with them. I don’t want to marry now.Yes, some of my friends got married, and got divorced. Like Brishti" (ENB-Coder Comment).At 10:16 the video says "One week after the wedding they started demanding dowry. The money that was agreed was demanded, along with a gold ring and furniture. My father-in-law demanded the 35,000 taka ($450) and the other things, or the marriage wouldn’t last. If I could have gone to their house with dowry my in-laws would have loved me. But I couldn’t. That’s why they thought badly of me...After a...more
Dec. 14, 2017, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

At 0:53 of the video Brishti who is 14, says that her father got her married in a hurry and didn't ask a lot of questions (ENB-Coder Comment). At 5:25 of the video Razia, age 14 said "One day a girl has to get married, sooner or later. One day all the girls have to go to another house. In the village sometimes they marry a little later but here in Dhaka they always talk about early marriage".This problematic because as earlier stated ,"more and more Bangladeshis are migrating from villages into Dhaka in search or work. 10 million new migrants are expected by 2040 due to climate change"(ENB-Coder Comment)(ENB-Coder...more
Dec. 14, 2017, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

At 10:57 a woman interviewed says "The government says that taking and giving dowry is illegal but people don’t care. Because of the dowry they don’t care about the life of the bride. Some even get killed because of the dowry" (ENB-Coder Comment). A woman interviewed at 11:15 says "Without the dowry the husband will torture the wife…torture us. You get the dowry, and if you can’t, you go back to your father’s house" (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 14, 2017, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

At 0:30 of the video text showed on the screen that said "Bangladesh is one of the world’s most vulnerable countries when it comes to the impact of climate change. Around 30% of girls in Bangladesh are married before their 15th birthday"(ENB-Coder Comment). At 0:53 of the video Brishti who is 14, says that her father got her married in a hurry and didn't ask a lot of questions (ENB-Coder Comment).At 0:53 of the video Brishti who is 14, says that her father got her married in a hurry and didn't ask a lot of questions (ENB-Coder Comment). At 5:25 of the video Razia, age 14 said "One day a...more
Dec. 14, 2017, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: ATDW-DATA-1

At 5:59 of the video Razia [age 14] says "Here I can meet friends, go around with them, chat with them. I don’t want to marry now.Yes, some of my friends got married, and got divorced. Like Brishti" (ENB-Coder Comment).At 10:16 the video Brishti says "One week after the wedding they started demanding dowry. The money that was agreed was demanded, along with a gold ring and furniture. My father-in-law demanded the 35,000 taka ($450) and the other things, or the marriage wouldn’t last. If I could have gone to their house with dowry my in-laws would have loved me. But I couldn’t. That’s why they thought badly of me...After...more
Dec. 14, 2017, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-4

At 7:42 of the video Brishti [she was 13] says "With my wedding, nothing happened traditionally. When we went to their house after seven days, the neighbor told us that the guy was already married. But it was too late to do anything" (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 14, 2017, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: IM-DATA-1

At 17:19 Razia's mother says "He wants to get her married but I say no. If you want to get her married off then I won’t agree-I’ve already given one daughter away at great cost. Here we feel pressure from people gossiping and then we get them married. If you get them married after 18 it’s better for both the boys and girls. There are no complications during the pregnancy, and it’s better for the girl. But here we don’t understand that."Razzia is 14 (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 14, 2017, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: DSFMF-PRACTICE-4

At 5:48 of the video Razia's dad said "You all know about the condition of Dhaka city. Keeping a grown up girl here, no one knows what would happen. Better to get married, it’s not a bad idea"(ENB-Coder Comment). At 8:33 of the video Razia's dad says "Listen, if my daughter is walking down the road talking to a boy, and someone sees, they will tell everyone that my daughter is seeing him. Then your honour is immediately lost. As soon as people start thinking that this has happened, everything is finished, you will lose face .It’s like thieves, they always scream that thieves have stolen something from you. And...more
Dec. 14, 2017, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: CWC-DATA-4

At 2:03 Brishti explains that when the river took away her family's house her father came to Dhaka and sent her to work when she was 3 or 4 years old (ENB-Coder Comment).At 2:31 of the video text on the screen says "The population of 20 million is growing at a rate of 5% a year. As climate change intensifies flooding, more and more Bangladeshis are migrating from villages into Dhaka in search or work. 10 million new migrants are expected by 2040 due to climate change"(ENB-Coder Comment).At 14:31 text on the screen says "Riverbank erosion is thought to displace between 50,000 and 200,000 people in Bangladesh each year. Increased...more
Dec. 14, 2017, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2, MARR-LAW-4

At 10:57 a woman interviewed says "The government says that taking and giving dowry is illegal but people don’t care. Because of the dowry they don’t care about the life of the bride. Some even get killed because of the dowry" (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 14, 2017, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: SAB-PRACTICE-1

At 16:29 of the video the woman being interviewed is breastfeeding her baby while a few girls are present (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 14, 2017, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

At 1:08 the video says that Brishti, age 14 is married but lives alone (ENB-Coder Comment).At 0:53 of the video Brishti who is 14, says that her father got her married in a hurry and didn't ask a lot of questions (ENB-Coder Comment). At 5:25 of the video Razia, age 14 said "One day a girl has to get married, sooner or later. One day all the girls have to go to another house. In the village sometimes they marry a little later but here in Dhaka they always talk about early marriage.This problematic because as earlier stated,"more and more Bangladeshis are migrating from villages into Dhaka in search or...more
Dec. 14, 2017, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

At 0:30 of the video text showed on the screen that said "Bangladesh is one of the world’s most vulnerable countries when it comes to the impact of climate change. Around 30% of girls in Bangladesh are married before their 15th birthday"(ENB-Coder Comment).At 0:53 of the video Brishti who is 14, says that her father got her married in a hurry and didn't ask a lot of questions (ENB-Coder Comment).At 0:53 of the video Brishti who is 14, says that her father got her married in a hurry and didn't ask a lot of questions (ENB-Coder Comment). At 5:25 of the video Razia, age 14 said "One day a girl...more
Dec. 14, 2017, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: ASR-DATA-1

At 4:35 of the video Brishti says "As a child I wished to become a doctor. I couldn’t study because of my parents. My mother died. I had a stepmother. From then it was a problem, looking after me. Can a person raise someone else’s daughter? Some can, some can’t. That’s why my father sent me to work in a household. There was one very good house, they kept me for a long time. They taught me a few things, so I could write my own name. I’m working in a garment factory and trying to become and operator. I have to work like that, because I have no other...more