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Jan. 18, 2021, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-5

"But Taliban sources told the BBC the practice was creating increasing demand from commanders for funds to pay a 'bride price' - a practice in force in many Pashtun tribes in Afghanistan and Pakistan by which money is given to a woman's family to secure her hand in marriage... Sources said the Taliban leadership was concerned over allegations of corruption against members attempting to raise funds to sustain large or multiple households" (para 3-4).
Jan. 18, 2021, 3:49 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: PW-LAW-1

"Muslim men can be permitted by religion to have up to four wives at a time and polygamy is still legal in Afghanistan, Pakistan and some other predominantly Muslim nations" (para 2).
Jan. 18, 2021, 3:46 p.m.
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Variables: ABO-SCALE-1

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Jan. 1, 2021, 2:26 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2

"Girls and women are typically kept at home but SSO has opened primary schools and enrolled 547 girls since 2006. Graduates hope to gain admission to secondary schools in cities and eventually universities" (para 11).
Jan. 1, 2021, 2:26 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"…girls are often married off when they're as young as 10 and, occasionally, the groom may be underage, too, according to Birhamani" (para 6).
Jan. 1, 2021, 2:26 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-2

"Audience members were captivated as the play unfolded around the story of a young girl forced into marriage and the struggles of life as a child bride. By the end, several were weeping openly and many resolved to protect their daughters from the same fate" (para 1). "As many citizens are not literate, SSO employs theater to spread information. Before the show, many in the audience will attest that child marriage is not a concern. Once actors take the stage, however, attendees quickly become engrossed in the story and cheer characters on. After the play, many change their mind on the issue and even promise to speak out against child...more
Jan. 1, 2021, 2:26 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"The practice of child marriage creates numerous problems for society, according to SSO. Teenagers are more likely to die in childbirth than older women" (para 7).
Jan. 1, 2021, 2:26 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

"The practice of child marriage creates numerous problems for society, according to SSO...If the partners do not get along, women fall victim to domestic violence, or the families that arranged the union may argue. This can lead to dissolution of the marriage or family feuds that escalate into tribal battles and honor killings" (para 7).
Jan. 1, 2021, 2:26 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"Audience members were captivated as the play unfolded around the story of a young girl forced into marriage and the struggles of life as a child bride. By the end, several were weeping openly and many resolved to protect their daughters from the same fate. Theater is certainly an effective way to shed light on an issue few want to discuss—and Pakistan-based nonprofit Sujag Sansar Organization, which promotes women’s rights, especially via anti–child marriage efforts in Dadu District, helms these performances" (para 1-2). "...girls are often married off when they're as young as 10...Precise figures are scarce but a 2007 UNICEF survey estimated that 24 percent of Pakistani brides are...more
Jan. 1, 2021, 2:26 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: DLB-DATA-1

"Cultural traditions discourage women from working outside the home, according to Mashooque Birhamani, SSO’s chief executive officer" (para 2). "Clean water is also a major issue—many citizens, usually women and children, must walk five or more miles in search of drinking water. The task often keeps children, particularly girls, out of school" (para 11).
Jan. 1, 2021, 2:26 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: CL-DATA-1, MARR-LAW-3, ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"Wives typically aren't allowed to attend school and have little hope of earning money to support their families, perpetuating poverty" (para 7).
Jan. 1, 2021, 2:26 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: LR-DATA-1

"As many citizens are not literate, SSO employs theater to spread information" (para 9).
Jan. 1, 2021, 2:26 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"In Pakistan, the legal age to marry is 18 for men and 16 for women. In Dadu’s province of Sindh, legislators recently raised the age to 18 for women as well, thanks in part to SSO’s campaigns" (para 6).
Jan. 1, 2021, 2:26 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Theater is certainly an effective way to shed light on an issue few want to discuss—and Pakistan-based nonprofit Sujag Sansar Organization, which promotes women’s rights, especially via anti–child marriage efforts in Dadu District, helms these performances" (para 2). "Precise figures are scarce but a 2007 UNICEF survey estimated that 24 percent of Pakistani brides are under the legal age" (para 6).
Jan. 1, 2021, 2:26 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-3

"Cultural traditions discourage women from working outside the home, according to Mashooque Birhamani, SSO’s chief executive officer. While he hopes this will change one day, male community members are stepping up in the meantime. 'We men think that we must work for the rights of girls and women,' Birhamani tells TakePart. 'These issues are basic issues that are keeping our society from progressing. The time will come when women will be empowered and they will replace men and work for their rights' (para 2-3).
Jan. 1, 2021, 2:26 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-3

"Cultural traditions discourage women from working outside the home, according to Mashooque Birhamani, SSO’s chief executive officer" (para 2).
Jan. 1, 2021, 2:26 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: AOM-DATA-2

"Precise figures are scarce but a 2007 UNICEF survey estimated that 24 percent of Pakistani brides are under the legal age; SSO’s research indicates 35 to 37 percent of marriages in Sindh province involve child brides" (para 6).
Jan. 1, 2021, 2:26 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"The practice of child marriage creates numerous problems for society, according to SSO.... Wives typically aren't allowed to attend school and have little hope of earning money to support their families, perpetuating poverty" (para 7). "Clean water is also a major issue—many citizens, usually women and children, must walk five or more miles in search of drinking water. The task often keeps children, particularly girls, out of school" (para 11).
Jan. 1, 2021, 2:26 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Audience members were captivated as the play unfolded around the story of a young girl forced into marriage and the struggles of life as a child bride. By the end, several were weeping openly and many resolved to protect their daughters from the same fate. Theater is certainly an effective way to shed light on an issue few want to discuss—and Pakistan-based nonprofit Sujag Sansar Organization, which promotes women’s rights, especially via anti–child marriage efforts in Dadu District, helms these performances" (para 1-2). "Girls and women are typically kept at home but SSO has opened primary schools and enrolled 547 girls since 2006. Graduates hope to gain admission to secondary...more
Jan. 1, 2021, 2:26 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: CL-PRACTICE-1

"Clean water is also a major issue—many citizens, usually women and children, must walk five or more miles in search of drinking water. The task often keeps children, particularly girls, out of school" (para 11).
Jan. 1, 2021, 2:26 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"Girls and women are typically kept at home…" (para 11).
Jan. 1, 2021, 2:26 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MARR-LAW-1

"While Pakistan law requires that a woman consent to her partner, the law is rarely enforced and many women are unaware of that right" (para 6).
Jan. 1, 2021, 2:26 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MARR-LAW-5

"Some religious leaders preach in support of early marriage, incorrectly teaching that it's against Islamic law for a girl to live with her parents after puberty" (para 8).
Jan. 1, 2021, 2:26 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MULV-PRACTICE-1, EWCMS-PRACTICE-2

"Cultural traditions discourage women from working outside the home, according to Mashooque Birhamani, SSO’s chief executive officer. While he hopes this will change one day, male community members are stepping up in the meantime" (para 2).
Jan. 1, 2021, 2:26 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-2

"Founded in 2004—Sujag Sansar translates to 'awakening the world'—the organization focuses on human rights issues not often addressed by politicians, including educational access, environmental protection, and clean drinking water" (para 4).
Jan. 1, 2021, 2:26 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Theater is certainly an effective way to shed light on an issue few want to discuss—and Pakistan-based nonprofit Sujag Sansar Organization, which promotes women’s rights, especially via anti–child marriage efforts in Dadu District, helms these performances" (para 2). "Precise figures are scarce but a 2007 UNICEF survey estimated that 24 percent of Pakistani brides are under the legal age" (para 6). ". Some religious leaders preach in support of early marriage, incorrectly teaching that it's against Islamic law for a girl to live with her parents after puberty" (para 8). "As many citizens are not literate, SSO employs theater to spread information. Before the show, many in the audience will...more
Jan. 1, 2021, 2:26 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: EWCMS-PRACTICE-3

"Girls and women are typically kept at home" (para 11).
Jan. 1, 2021, 2:26 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-5

"Families often offer their daughter as a bride in exchange for money" (para 6).
Jan. 1, 2021, 2:26 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The practice of child marriage creates numerous problems for society, according to SSO....If the partners do not get along, women fall victim to domestic violence, or the families that arranged the union may argue. This can lead to dissolution of the marriage or family feuds that escalate into tribal battles and honor killings" (para 7).
Dec. 31, 2020, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-2

"Mukhtar Mai was accused of using rape as a route to riches by none other than Pakistan’s president and was labeled a “whore” by many Punjabi middle-classers" (para 7).