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Latest items for AOM-DATA-2

April 15, 2019, 9:10 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: AOM-DATA-2

"According to government statistics, 10 percent of women married before age 15 and 37 percent before age 18" (p. 24).
April 9, 2019, 12:57 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: AOM-DATA-2

"In 2016 UNICEF reported that 17 percent of girls in the country were married before reaching age 18. NGOs reported that many families did not register underage marriages, indicating the number may be higher" (37).
April 9, 2019, 7:26 a.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: AOM-DATA-2

"Early marriages were not perceived to be a significant problem" (p. 12).
April 4, 2019, 3:14 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: AOM-DATA-2

"Child marriage occurred in rural communities as a traditional practice" (15).
April 2, 2019, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: AOM-DATA-2

"NGOs estimated there were approximately 200 cases of early marriage annually, primarily in the Muslim and Romani communities" (P. 11).
March 29, 2019, 4:03 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: AOM-DATA-2

"Child marriage was not known to be a problem, but there were reports of babies sold to be future brides" (page 59).
March 19, 2019, 7:13 a.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: AOM-DATA-2

"Child and forced marriage affected mostly girls. Media reported that during the year more than 1,400 cases of child marriage involving more than 1,100 girls were registered with authorities. Nearly one-half of the cases reported involved nationals from Syria; other countries of origin were Iraq, Bulgaria, Poland, Romania, and Greece" (p. 19).
March 15, 2019, 11:35 a.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: AOM-DATA-1, AOM-DATA-2

"In 2016 UNICEF reported that approximately 21 percent of children married before age 18" (10).
March 15, 2019, 8:14 a.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: AOM-DATA-2

"According to 2016 data from UNICEF, 11 percent of women ages 20-24 were married before age 15, and 36 percent of women ages 20-24 were married before age 18" (p. 15).
March 7, 2019, 11:23 a.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: AOM-DATA-2

"According to UNICEF in 2011 (the most recent data available), the percentage of children who were married before age 15 dropped from 19 to 15 percent, while the percentage of those married before age 18 fell from 43 to 35 percent" (page 20).
March 5, 2019, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: AOM-DATA-2

"Accurate statistics on early marriages were difficult to obtain, but a 2014 United Nations Population Fund report stated that more than 15,000 citizens married before age 19 in 2014" (25).
Feb. 26, 2019, 6:57 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: AOM-DATA-2

"At 18 per cent (according to UNICEF figures), Bangladesh has the world’s highest rate of marriage involving girls under 15" (para. 26).
Feb. 22, 2019, 8:57 a.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: AOM-DATA-2

"According to UNICEF’s 2014 report, State of the World’s Children, 7 percent of marriages involved minors" (19).
Feb. 8, 2019, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: AOM-DATA-2

"According to the UN Population Fund, 55 percent of women between ages 20 and 24 were married by age 18" (page 23).
Feb. 6, 2019, 7:33 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: AOM-DATA-2

"According to UN Population Fund data collected between 2000 and 2011, an estimated 19 percent of women between the ages of 20 and 24 were married before age 18" (Pg 21).
Feb. 6, 2019, 7:03 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1, AOM-DATA-2

"Ms. Seyavoshi announced that more than 300 girls under nine, and between 30,000 to 40,000 girls under 13-14 years old marry in Iran" (para. 5). "According to Iran’s Association of Children’s Rights, the number of girls married in Iran under the age of 15 climbed from 33,383 in 2006 to 43,459 in 2009, a 30 percent increase in three years. Experts say the increase is due to deepening poverty and parents’ desire to control their daughter’s sexuality" (para. 11).
Feb. 6, 2019, 3:14 p.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: AOM-DATA-2

"In 2014, the UN Population Fund reported 14 percent of women in the country, mainly in rural areas, married while under age 16" (Pg 27).
Feb. 6, 2019, 2:48 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1, AOM-DATA-2

"In partnership with international donors, the government operated a free alternative basic education program which, for those unable to access formal education, taught life skills such as health, hygiene, birth control, and the merits of delayed marriage. During the year, the government distributed to those enrolled in formal education a parentteacher association manual promoting delayed marriage. Mass media campaigns were conducted in target communities, especially in rural areas, to educate citizens about the negative consequences of child marriage. Nevertheless, underage marriage remained a problem, especially in rural areas. According to a 2015 UNICEF report, 11 percent of women ages 20 to 24 were married by age 15 and 38 percent...more
Jan. 2, 2019, 7:04 p.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: AOM-DATA-2

"Statistics on child marriage in Brunei are hard to come by: the last available statistics dated 2010 show that were 225 Muslim marriages recorded that year where at least one party was under 18" (para 12).
Dec. 1, 2018, 2:20 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: AOM-DATA-2

"Adolescent birth rates in the southeastern African country are high, while 42 per cent of girls are married by the age of 18" (para 3).
Nov. 26, 2018, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: AOM-DATA-2

"A report by the NGO KAMER in 2013 estimated that as many as one-third of marriages in the Southeast involved underage girls. In 2014 the NGO Flying Broom estimated that, based on police data, one-third of all marriages involved girls under age 18 and that one-third of those marriages involved marriages as second wives" (page 60). "67 percent of Romani youth ages 13 to 17 were married" (page 65).
Nov. 16, 2018, 12:39 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: AOM-DATA-2

"31 percent of marriages occurred before age of 18 and 7 percent before age of 15" (14).
Nov. 12, 2018, 8:37 p.m.
Countries: Kosovo
Variables: AOM-DATA-2

"Child marriage was rare but continued to take place in certain communities, including Kosovo Roma, Kosovo Ashkali, Kosovo Egyptians, and Kosovo Gorani. According to a separate MICS that focused on these communities, 11.6 percent of children, mostly girls, married before the age of 15" (para 127)
Nov. 2, 2018, 9:21 a.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: AOM-DATA-2

"NGOs noted several cases of marriage under 18, especially in the south. According to the NGO League of Women of Creative Initiative, 2,000-3,000 early and forced marriages occur annually. According to the NGO, there were approximately 2,200 such marriages in 2014. The majority of these were due to cultural traditions" (page 30).
Oct. 29, 2018, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2, AOM-DATA-2

"No data has been collected on FGM or child marriage since they were outlawed, the U.N. children's agency UNICEF said, so there is no evidence to prove the laws were respected under Jammeh or that they are now being widely broken. Before the bans, about 75 percent of girls in Gambia were cut and 30 percent married before the age of 18, UNICEF says" (para 15-16).
Oct. 27, 2018, 7:47 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1, AOM-DATA-2

"In Nampula, the province where Miss Nelmane lives, 60 per cent of teenage girls will get pregnant before they are 19, and a similar proportion will be married by that age" (para 13).
Oct. 26, 2018, 8:42 a.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: AOM-DATA-2

"According to the UNFPA, 33 percent of women between ages 20 and 24 were married before the age of 18, based on surveys completed between 2000 and 2011" (page 17).
Oct. 25, 2018, 10:20 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: AOM-DATA-2

"The minimum age for Buddhists is 18 years, and the minimum age for Christian boys is 16 and 15 for girls, but child marriage still occurred. According to the 2014 census, more than 13 percent of women married between ages 15 and 19… A review conducted by a UN organization in February found child marriage remained an important and underaddressed problem in rural areas" (40).
Oct. 25, 2018, 3:09 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: AOM-DATA-2

"Sudan’s Household Survey in 2010 states that 38% of women in Sudan were married or in union before the age of 18. UNICEF’s latest statistics suggest that 33% of women between the ages of 20 and 24 have been married or in union by the age of 18" (para 5).
Oct. 22, 2018, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: AOM-DATA-2

"According to the newspaper Shahrvand, there were more than 40,000 registered marriages for girls under the age of 15 in 2014. The number may be higher because NGOs reported that many families did not register underage marriages" (para 168)