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May 3, 2021, 7:32 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: PW-PRACTICE-3

"Muna Hamed, 35, a single employee, said she would never accept to be a second wife. 'Those who support multiple marriages use religious justifications to back their opinion. I believe that being single at 30 or 40 or any age is not a good reason to become a second wife. Marriage should be based on love and understanding with the aim of building a home, not breaking another’s,' Hamed said. 'A friend of mine was divorced last year as she did not accept to be called the ‘first wife’ and now she is doing fine with plans to marry her fiance. I think our society exaggerates the (pitiful) condition of...more
May 3, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: PW-DATA-1

"A report by the Supreme Judge Department, an independent government body connected directly to the prime minister’s office, stated that 30,538 polygamy contracts were registered among the 402,088 marriage contracts in Jordan over the past five years" (para 5). In other words, 7.6% of marriages were polygamous in the past 5 years (CM - CODER COMMENT).
May 3, 2021, 7:10 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: PW-LAW-1

"Polygamy: no constraints aside from classical injunctions that a man must treat all co-wives equitably and provide them with separate dwellings; man must declare his social status in marriage contract" (para 8).
April 30, 2021, 4:34 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: PW-LAW-1

"Polygamy is legal for Muslim men according to Jordanian law. The Embassy can neither stop a man from taking a second, third, or fourth wife in Jordan, nor can it get such marriages dissolved. While such marriages will not be recognized by the U.S. government and are not valid for immigration benefits, they are legal in Jordan" (para 6).
April 19, 2021, 4:21 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, China, Comoros, Djibouti, East Timor, Eritrea, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-2

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April 19, 2021, 3:55 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Armenia, Bahamas, Botswana, Brunei, Cape Verde, Chile, Fiji, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Montenegro, Namibia, Oman, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan
Variables: AOM-SCALE-3

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April 19, 2021, 3:54 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, D R Congo, Denmark, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North Korea, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam
Variables: AOM-SCALE-2

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April 7, 2021, 10:31 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 100% of births in Jordan were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 45).
April 7, 2021, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

"In 2016, the life expectancy at birth in Jordan was 72.7 years for males and 76.0 years for females" (p 44).
April 2, 2021, 9:47 a.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: IM-DATA-1

"In 2018, the under-five mortality rate in Jordan was 16 per 1000 live births" (p 45).
March 31, 2021, 3:37 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: MMR-SCALE-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Jordan was 46 per 100,000 live births" (p 45).
March 31, 2021, 3:22 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Jordan was 46 per 100,000 live births" (p 45).
March 30, 2021, 7:36 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"From 2010-2017 in Jordan the proportion of ever-partnered women and girls aged 15-49 years subjected to physical and/or sexual violence by a current or former intimate partner in the previous 12 months was 14%" (p 68).
March 30, 2021, 7:31 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: DACH-DATA-3

"From 2010-2019 the proportion of women in Jordan of reproductive age who have their need for family planning satified with modern methods is 56.7%" (p 52).
March 19, 2021, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: BR-DATA-1

"The adolescent birth rate from 2010-2018 in Jordan is 27.0 per 1000 women aged 15-19 years" (p 52).
March 8, 2021, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Colombia, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Gabon, Gambia, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Zimbabwe
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-1

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Feb. 13, 2021, 5:34 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: DV-DATA-1

“Pre-COVID, a Jordanian mother was forced to provide for her entire family, as her husband and children lack citizenship and therefore access to formal employment due to the country’s discriminatory nationality law. Now she is suffering increased violence from her husband because she cannot bring home her normal earnings during the COVID shutdown” (1-2).
Feb. 13, 2021, 5:34 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1, CLCC-LAW-1, MARR-LAW-5

“Though most countries have committed to offer healthcare to COVID-affected persons regardless of status, the economic relief funds being distributed to households in many countries, including Jordan, will not be made available to the non-citizen members of women’s families. Women’s non-citizen spouses and adult children often lack access to formal employment, meaning affected families already faced significant financial insecurity pre-COVID. The economic fallout from the pandemic will hit these and other marginalized groups especially hard. . . Pre-COVID, a Jordanian mother was forced to provide for her entire family, as her husband and children lack citizenship and therefore access to formal employment due to the country’s discriminatory nationality law. Now...more
Feb. 13, 2021, 12:40 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lesotho, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Uganda, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

Table 1: Sex ratio and share of female population in urban and rural areas, selected countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia, latest available year (1999–2008) shows sex ratios between urban and rural areas in different countries.
Feb. 10, 2021, 11:42 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"In Zaatari camp - a city of the dispossessed sprouting in the desert - some are married before they reach their teens" (para 9). "Jordanian midwife Mounira Shaban, known in the camp as 'Mama Mounira', was invited to the wedding of a 12-year old girl and a 14-year old boy. She could not bring herself to attend. 'I felt like I wanted to cry,' she said. 'I felt like she was my daughter. I think this is violence. It's a shame. If a girl is 18 or over they think she is old and will not marry'" (para 10-11). "'These guys from the Gulf know there are families in need...more
Feb. 10, 2021, 11:42 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: IAW-PRACTICE-1

The two-month old wriggled in her arms, snug in a pink and white baby-grow, and her mother's love. But her husband is threatening to take the child away, as the price of her freedom (para 15).
Feb. 10, 2021, 11:42 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-1

'I am not scared of divorce. I know I will start a new life, but I am scared that my daughter will be taken from me,' she said. 'I will die without her. A mother's heart burns if her child is taken from her' (para 16).
Feb. 10, 2021, 11:42 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

Her mother - a Syrian war widow - sat alongside. She told us she accepted 10,000 Jordanian dinars ($14,117/£8,248) for her daughter because she had seven more children she could not provide for. 'I would never have considered this back in Syria but we came here with nothing, not even a mattress to sleep on. I thought the money would secure the future of my children. He took advantage of our situation' (para 30-31).
Feb. 10, 2021, 11:42 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: AOM-DATA-2

"Almost one third ( 32% ) of refugee marriages in Jordan involve a girl under 18, according to the latest figures from Unicef. This refers to registered marriages, so the actual figure may be much higher" (para 6).
Feb. 10, 2021, 11:42 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-6

"Saying 'no' was not an option for another teenage refugee in the city, who had dreams of becoming a lawyer. Instead she was married off at 14 to a 50-year-old from Kuwaiti. She told her story from beneath a black veil, which concealed her face, but not the pain in her eyes" (para 28).
Feb. 10, 2021, 11:42 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-5

"Local sources say the going rate for a bride is between 2,000 and 10,000 Jordanian dinars ($2,800/£1,635 to $14,000/£8,180) with another 1,000 ($1,400/£818) going to the broker" (para 5).
Feb. 10, 2021, 11:42 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-8

"She fled Syria with her extended family. When she had to share accommodation with male relatives she was married off to Qassem, her cousin. The couple seemed happy in each other's company, but Alaa is pregnant, and worried" (para 19).
Feb. 10, 2021, 11:42 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"Almost one third ( 32% ) of refugee marriages in Jordan involve a girl under 18, according to the latest figures from Unicef. This refers to registered marriages, so the actual figure may be much higher. The rate of child marriage in Syria before the war was 13%. Some families marry off their daughters because of tradition. Others see a husband as protection for their daughters, but the UN says most are driven by poverty" (para 6-7).
Jan. 18, 2021, 3:46 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Yemen, Zimbabwe
Variables: ABO-SCALE-1

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Nov. 19, 2020, 1:28 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: AFE-SCALE-1

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