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Latest items for AOM-DATA-1

Sept. 14, 2018, 10:13 a.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"In 2013, 18 underage marriages were registered at the court, of which 16 involved girls and two involved boys, a sharp drop from 2012" (21).
Sept. 14, 2018, 9:39 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"For now, Florida doesn't allow anyone under the age of 18 to independently consent to marriage. Children aged 16 and 17 can marry with the consent of both children's parents. There have been more than 16,000 child marriages in Florida since 2001, according to group Unchained at Last" (para 17-19).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"According to a 2012 UNFPA report, 14 percent of women age 20-24 married before the age of 18" (28).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"An estimated 37 percent of women between the ages of 20 and 24 were married before the age of 18, and 7 percent were married before the age of 15, according to the 2010 Demographic and Health Survey" (25).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:45 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"According to a report funded by UNICEF, in 2013 approximately 11 percent of women reported being married or in a union before they were 18 (10 percent of urban and 14.5 percent of rural residents). Romani rights groups reported early marriages involving girls under 18 were common in the Romani community" (41).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"In 2014 the FMU gave advice or support to 1,267 cases, 79 percent of which involved female victims. More than 10 percent involved victims with disabilities and 11 percent of cases involved victims under the age of 16" (17).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"In rural areas and outer islands, some children married at younger ages. UNICEF reported that in 2008, approximately 27 percent of girls married before age 18" (12).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:39 a.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"According to the 2009 census, the rate of marriage under age 18 was approximately 16 percent in the Northwest Highlands and 11 percent in the Central Highlands--both poor and remote rural areas--but additional government data were not available" (43).
Sept. 4, 2018, 11:28 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"According to the DHS study, 21.7 percent of girls between the ages of 15 and 19 were married. According to the 2014 MICS, 5 percent of girls and women ages 15-49 were married before 15, while 33 percent of women ages 20-49 were married before 18" (37).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"...underage marriage is very rare" (18).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:26 a.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"While families in many areas sometimes forced their young children to marry, the rate of early and forced marriage decreased since 2002. According to a UNICEF survey published in January, the prevalence of early and forced marriage remained high. Nearly 49 percent of women ages 20 to 49 were married or in a union before age 18, while 15.5 percent of women ages 15 to 49 were married or in a union before age 15. According to the same study, 24.5 percent of women ages 15 to 19 were married or in a union" (33).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"According to a 2015 UNICEF report, nationwide 48 percent of young women ages 20-24 married before age 18. Fourteen percent of women ages 20-24 married before age 15. The highest rates of early marriage were in the northern provinces of Cabo Delgado and Nampula, where 61 percent and 62 percent of women were married before age 18, respectively. In Niassa, another northern province, 24 percent of young women married before age 15, the highest rate in the country" (18).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:22 a.m.
Countries: Mongolia
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"...there were no reports of underage marriages" (20).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:21 a.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"According to the 2014 Malawi Millennium Development Goal Endline Survey, 10.3 percent of girls and women ages 15 to 49 were first married or in a union before age 15, and 49.9 percent were married or in a union before age 18" (19).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:21 a.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"An estimated 48 percent of women between ages 20 and 24 were married before 18, and 14 percent were married before 15, according to 2000-09 UNICEF data. As confirmed by the UN special rapporteur on modern forms of slavery during her mission to the country in 2012, early forced marriage remained a concern in many communities, where parents forced girls as young as age 10 to marry" (19).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:20 a.m.
Countries: Luxembourg
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"Statistics regarding marriage rates for individuals younger than 18 were not available" (8).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:19 a.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1, AOM-DATA-1

"Cultural norms of some ethnic groups contributed to 35.4 percent of girls marrying before they reached 18 years and 9 percent marrying before attaining 15 years" (22).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"The Ministry of Justice estimated underage marriages constituted 2 to 3 percent of all marriages in 2013" (27).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:16 a.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"According to a panel hosted by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva in 2014, 23 percent of girls married before age 18; as many as 21 percent married before age 15. As many as 15 percent of all marriages in the country were child marriages, according to remarks made by the minister of population to the media in August" (42).
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

“In 2013, the median age for women at the time of their first marriage was 26.6 years, up from 20.3 years in 1960” (174)
June 26, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"In 2013 the median age at first marriage was 30.1 and 28.6 years for men and women respectively, up from 29.5 and 27.7 years in 2003. De facto relationships accounted for 22 per cent of all relationships for people aged 15 years or older in 2013" (page 34).
June 10, 2018, 12:09 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"One in four girls marry before they turn 18 in Indonesia, according to the United Nations' children agency, UNICEF. On average over 3,500 Indonesian girls are married off every day" (Para 14).
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