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Latest items for AOM-DATA-1

April 17, 2018, 4:54 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"Sixty-two percent of women and 52% of men in Tanzania are currently in union; the median age at first marriage for women and men was 19.2 and 24.3 years, respectively, a difference of 5.1 years" (page 85). "The median age at first marriage is 19.2 years among women age 25-49 and 24.3 years among men age 25-49 (Table 4.3). The median ages at first marriage for both women and men age 25-49 reported in the 2015-16 TDHS-MIS have remained almost at the same level as those reported over the past 10 years. In the 2010 TDHS, the median ages at first marriage were 18.8 years for women and 24.3 years ...more
April 7, 2018, 11:12 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"The average age of marriage is 17.9 for women" (Pg 13).
Feb. 16, 2018, 9:12 a.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1, AOM-DATA-1

"early marriage has been on the decline and that the average age for marriage has increased" (6).
Jan. 8, 2018, 11:54 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"The median age at first marriage is 22.1 for women and 24.5 for men, which means that women tend to marry 2 years earlier than men" (53).
Dec. 28, 2017, 3:55 p.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"UN figures show that 52% of girls in South Sudan are married by the age of 18 (and nearly one in 10 by the age of 15), but activists say the numbers are rising" (para 7).
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
Nov. 29, 2017, 10:09 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1, AOM-DATA-1

"In Bangladesh, the Female Secondary School Assistance Project (FSSAP) was launched in 1993 with the support of the International Development Association (IDA), ADB, and the governments of Bangladesh and Norway in order to overcome these obstacles [such as girls substituting for their mothers in performing house work]. The second phase commenced in 2002, covering one-quarter of rural Bangladesh and now benefiting almost 1 million girls across the country in more than 6,000 schools (Ambler et al. 2007). FSSAP provides a stipend to girls who agree to delay marriage until they complete secondary education, at a total cost to the program of about $121 per year per girl. The results have ...more
Nov. 7, 2017, 9:21 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"Girls are married too young and many women fear for their safety in the slum's [Medical Slum, Tongi District, Dhaka] narrow alleyways after dark, residents say"(para 3)."'Women are now aware of their rights and can raise their voices. Before [the formation of a community development committee which women are included in] we couldn't do this,' said committee president Kalpona Begum, 55.The community's meeting hall, a tin-roofed shed with a cardboard ceiling and orange tarp stretched over its concrete floor, is plastered with hand-drawn posters illustrating ways to reduce earthquake and fire risks and to combat social ills - including one image of an old man and a young girl in ...more
Nov. 3, 2017, 10:47 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"Elham (pseudonym), a 26-year-old Amazigh (Berber) woman, married in 2011 and lived with her husband in Casablanca. They had twins, a boy and girl, who were 3 years old at the time of the interview"(7)."Shayma (pseudonym), 38, lived in Salé with her husband and three children. She married him when she was in her late 20s"(9)
Oct. 30, 2017, 6:39 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1, AOM-DATA-1, MABFC-DATA-1

"She [Asma Mahmoud] pointed out that 'the Nubian daughter works in many areas in Cairo, but in Nubia itself, the fields [open to them] are more constrained, particularly since they marry at a young age'"(para 5)
Oct. 26, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"Another factor [towards having about half a million widowed women] is child marriage, with girls in Nepal often married off as teenagers to much older men"(para 14)
Oct. 26, 2017, 11:20 a.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1, AOM-PRACTICE-1, AOM-DATA-1

"Women and girls in Chechnya are subject to honour killings, domestic violence, abductions for marriage and early marriages"(para 4)."Though he [Chechnya’s dictator Ramzan Kadyrov] officially bans under-age marriage and bridal abduction, cases of local security servicemen forcing very young girls into marriages, and as second or de facto temporary wives have been reported. Women’s activists told me that parents are afraid their daughters be seen in public, especially in the evenings, for fear of them being noticed by people in positions of power. Families cannot resist pressure from powerful security types who may seek to take them for marriage"(para 16)
Oct. 24, 2017, 3:25 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"With so few resources going around and few – if any – legal protections for girls and young women, today, by age 18, 72.5% of Yemeni girls are married" (para 6). According to the infographic near paragraph 3, 'child marriage is on the increase. Today, more than two thirds of girls are married off before the age of 18, compared to 50 per cent before the crisis' (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Oct. 4, 2017, 7:02 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"Like many women, I always thought that after university and finding some financial stability, I would marry and have children"(para 2)
Sept. 22, 2017, 4:25 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

Girls who get married at a really young age are more at risk of sexual or domestic violence as well as miscarriages because their bodies are not really ready for giving birth yet. Also, girls who get married at an early age are not mentally ready to raise children and are less able to complete their education and find a job,' Omaima explained. Although it's illegal to get married under 18 in Jordan, the practice is increasingly common among Syrian refugees. In 2015, 35% of all Jordan marriages involved a minor, up from 18% in 2012, according to the Jordanian Higher Population Council, citing statistics from the Chief Islamic Justice ...more
Sept. 22, 2017, 4:24 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"However, tradition also plays a big role, as girls in some parts of Syria often marry at a young age, Omaima said.'Most of the people in Zaatari [a refugee camp in Jordan] are from the Syrian countryside. They think that marriage is the best option for young girls. Boys usually get married between the ages of 18 and 25 and all of them want a younger girl. In Zaatari, when a girl is not married at the age of 20, they consider you too old. "Why isn’t she married?" people would say, thinking that something is wrong because she is not married yet,' Omaima said, her gaze intense"(para 8-9)more
Sept. 15, 2017, 4:12 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: AOM-DATA-1, ATFPA-PRACTICE-2, MABFC-DATA-1

"The team captain, Forozan Tajali, 22, took over the training session. She said security concerns, family pressure and public harassment were not the only difficulties the soccer players faced. The national team has lost more members to marriage than anything else, she said, because Afghan women are considered too old to wed after their early 20s, and their husbands typically refuse to allow them to play"(para 29)
Sept. 12, 2017, 10:04 a.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1, AOM-PRACTICE-1, AOM-DATA-1, DV-PRACTICE-1, DV-PRACTICE-2, DV-DATA-1, MABFC-DATA-1

"Women and girls are inadequately protected against domestic and other violence, including early and forced marriage and marital rape"(para 17)
Aug. 11, 2017, 10:45 a.m.
Countries: Chad
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

According to data collected between 2003 and 2008 presented in a graph on page six, over 70 percent of women aged 20-24 were first married under the age of 18 and around 35 percent were married before 15 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Aug. 11, 2017, 10:45 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

According to data collected between 2003 and 2008 presented in a graph on page six, almost 50 percent of women aged 20-24 were first married under the age of 18 and around 20 percent were married before 15 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Aug. 11, 2017, 10:45 a.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"In Niger, 77% of women aged 20 to 49 were married before the age of 18 compared to 2% of men" (6).
Aug. 11, 2017, 10:45 a.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

According to data collected between 2003 and 2008 presented in a graph on page six, almost 50 percent of women aged 20-24 were first married under the age of 18 and almost 20 percent were married before 15 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Aug. 11, 2017, 10:45 a.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

According to data collected between 2003 and 2008 presented in a graph on page six, almost 50 percent of women aged 20-24 were first married under the age of 18 and around 25 percent were married before 15 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Aug. 11, 2017, 10:45 a.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

According to data collected between 2003 and 2008 presented in a graph on page six, over 70 percent of women aged 20-24 were first married under the age of 18 and around 25 percent were married before 15 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Aug. 11, 2017, 10:45 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

According to data collected between 2003 and 2008 presented in a graph on page six, almost 70 percent of women aged 20-24 were first married under the age of 18 and around 30 percent were married before 15 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Aug. 11, 2017, 10:45 a.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

According to data collected between 2003 and 2008 presented in a graph on page six, over 50 percent of women aged 20-24 were first married under the age of 18 and around 10 percent were married before 15 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Aug. 11, 2017, 10:45 a.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

According to data collected between 2003 and 2008 presented in a graph on page six, almost 50 percent of women aged 20-24 were first married under the age of 18 and a little over 10 percent were married before 15 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Aug. 4, 2017, 5:27 a.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

The World Bank indicates in their data set for "Age at first marriage, female" that the age at first marriage for females in Uruguay in 2011 was 24 years of age (MAD - CODER COMMENT)
Aug. 4, 2017, 5:27 a.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

The World Bank indicates in their data set for "Age at first marriage, female" that the age at first marriage for females in Switzerland in 2011 was 27 years of age (MAD - CODER COMMENT)
Aug. 4, 2017, 5:27 a.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

The World Bank indicates in their data set for "Age at first marriage, female" that the age at first marriage for females in Germany in 2011 was 27.3 years of age (MAD - CODER COMMENT)