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Latest items for AOM-PRACTICE-1

Nov. 10, 2017, 1:02 p.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1, MABFC-DATA-1

"The law provides that the minimum ages for marriage are 18 for men and 17 for women"(14)
Nov. 9, 2017, 9:02 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Rep, Chad, Comoros, D R Congo, Djibouti, East Timor, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"As of 2010, more than half of the women in LDCs aged 20-24 were married before they were 18; in some countries, the figure was 70%" (para 8). The 48 least developed countries (LCDs) according to the UN are: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Fast, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kirbati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia (TPJ - CODER ...more
Nov. 7, 2017, 9:21 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1, MABFC-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. 6, 2017, 4:04 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"So she was. A government clerk in Tampa, Fla., refused to marry an 11-year-old, even though this was legal in the state, so the wedding party went to nearby Pinellas County, where the clerk issued a marriage license. The license (which I’ve examined) lists her birth date, so officials were aware of her age" (para 4). "Meanwhile, children 16 and under are still being married in Florida at a rate of one every few days" (para 5). "In fact, more than 167,000 young people age 17 and under married in 38 states between 2000 and 2010, according to a search of available marriage license data by a group called Unchained ...more
Nov. 3, 2017, 10:47 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"Jihan (pseudonym), 18, told Human Rights Watch that she married a man more than 10 years her senior when she was 15 or 16"(4)."Fatima (pseudonym), 34, from Fez, married when she was 17 and had two children with her husband"(6)."Khadija (pseudonym), 23, married in 2011 [this report was published in 2016] and lived with her husband in Oujda. At the time of the interview, she had a 7-month-old son and was pregnant"(8)."Safaa (pseudonym), 27, had a 'fatiha' marriage (traditional marriage) at age 15 that was not officially registered"(8-9)
Nov. 3, 2017, 8:07 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1, AOM-PRACTICE-1

"Aisha was married to her cousin when she was just 15 years old" (para 1).
Nov. 2, 2017, 4:32 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1, AOM-PRACTICE-1

"They expressed disappointment at the decision to appeal against the ruling [raising the age of marriage to 18 for women] which is expected to reduce the high rate at which girls are married before the age of 18 in the country" (para 4). "Until the hearing by the Court of Appeal, the July 8, 2016 ruling has allowed both boys and girls to enjoy their teenage years and perpetrators jailed to end child marriage in the country where 37% of girls are married before the age of 18" (para 8).
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. 30, 2017, 3:24 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"According to the 2017 national census released by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS), the total number of women over the age of 18 who can legally get married has reached 27.7 million, with 23 million women married, which includes 119,000 girls who have married before reaching the age of 18. Meanwhile, 18,000 women got married before the age of 16, representing 15% of girls who married before the legal age of marriage of 18" (para 6).
Oct. 26, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1, AOM-PRACTICE-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-PRACTICE-1

"Astonishingly, nearly 45% of girls in Yemen are married by the age of 15 – a huge increase from 10 years ago, in 2006, when only 14% of girls were married by the same age" (para 4). "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).more
Oct. 19, 2017, 12:09 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"India's 2011 census showed more than 5 million girls were married before the legal age of 18" (para 3). "More than a quarter of Indian women between 20 and 24 said they were married before 18, and a fifth of men between 25 and 29 said they married below the legal age, the National Commission for the Protection of Child Rights and the charity Young Lives said in a recent report analysing the census data" (para 13). "The study, the first to break down India's census data on child marriage, found that nearly one in four girls in rural areas and one in five in urban areas married before 18" ...more
Oct. 11, 2017, 11:10 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"While one in four girls in Mexico will enter into a union before the age of 18, the rate is more than 30% in some states, including Chiapas and Guerrero. The rate was also much higher in rural areas" (19).
Oct. 11, 2017, 11:03 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"Across Mexico, 81% of marriages among girls aged 12- to 17-years-old are not recognised legally, according to the report by Investigación en Salud y Demografía" (11).
Oct. 11, 2017, 10:55 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"In Mexico, more than 10% of girls are married under the age of 15. Worldwide, the country has the eighth highest number of child marriages" (7).
Oct. 11, 2017, 3:22 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1, AOM-PRACTICE-1

"Statistics on the rate of child marriage in Malaysia are hard to pin down, but in 2010, the women, family and community development deputy minister reported that 16,000 girls aged below 15 in the country were married" (para 11).
Oct. 10, 2017, 7:36 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"A video showing a boy, said to be 13 years old, marrying his girlfriend in a Chinese village has sparked controversy. The newlyweds live in the Ding'an County of Hainan Province, and the bride was five months pregnant when the wedding took place, according to Chinese media" (para 1-2). "The bride, 13-year-old Jie, married her 18-year-old husband Wen just three days after they had met. The girl got pregnant soon afterwards and dropped out of schooll. At the time, Liu Neng, a sociology professor from Peking University, commented that getting married at this age was a cultural norm for youngsters in rural areas who had not much else to do ...more
Sept. 22, 2017, 4:25 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"Omaima Hoshan [living in a refugee camp in Jordan since 2012 but originally from Syria], 14, wasn’t really aware of early marriage until her best friend dropped out of school in the fifth grade. Omaima was very concerned. Her friend was an excellent student — the best in their class — and had always dreamed about becoming a doctor, so why would she leave school? Omaima learned from the teacher that her friend had married her 18-year-old cousin under pressure from her father. The girl hadn’t even turned 13 yet. Omaima never saw her again.From that day, Omaima noticed more girls leaving school as young as 12, 13 or 14 ...more
Sept. 22, 2017, 4:24 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"Omaima Hoshan [living in a refugee camp in Jordan since 2012 but originally from Syria], 14, wasn’t really aware of early marriage until her best friend dropped out of school in the fifth grade. Omaima was very concerned. Her friend was an excellent student — the best in their class — and had always dreamed about becoming a doctor, so why would she leave school? Omaima learned from the teacher that her friend had married her 18-year-old cousin under pressure from her father. The girl hadn’t even turned 13 yet. Omaima never saw her again.From that day, Omaima noticed more girls leaving school as young as 12, 13 or 14 ...more
Sept. 22, 2017, 7:39 a.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"The country is home to more than 22,000 minors who are married or co-habiting, according to El Salvador government data" (para 6).
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)
Sept. 1, 2017, 1:17 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

“Around 10 percent of marriages involve girls under 18, and in rural areas they can be as young as 13” (para 19).
Aug. 31, 2017, 10:16 a.m.
Countries: Dominican Republic
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"With 37% of girls married before the age of 18, and 12.5% before the age of 15, the country has the second highest rate of child marriage in Latin America" (para 1).
Aug. 31, 2017, 9:34 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"In a separate case in Melbourne last month, Mohammad Shakir, 34, pleaded guilty to entering a marriage with a 14-year-old bride" (para 16).
Aug. 30, 2017, 2:41 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"One day she’s a child. The next - she’s a wife. That’s the reality for one in three girls in Bangladesh" (1). This is a quote from the narrator at :08 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT). "But today is her last day of childhood. Tomorrow, Beezly is marrying an older man she's met only once. Her groom is 25. Beezly is just 13" (1). This is a quote from the narrator at 1:53 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT). "On the morning of Beezly’s wedding, I can’t help but think how familiar this feels. I spent a large part of my childhood in Bangladesh. My grandmother was married when she was just 10 ...more
Aug. 25, 2017, 11:45 a.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: CWC-DATA-4, MARR-PRACTICE-1, AOM-PRACTICE-1

“German authorities say that at least 361 migrants aged under 14 are registered as married" (para 1). “A government response to Green Party lawmakers, stated that a total of 1,475 foreigners under 18 in Germany are officially registered as married — mostly girls. They include 664 Syrians, 157 Afghans and 100 Iraqis. Some 120 were aged 14 or 15, while 994 were 16 or older” (para 5-7).
Aug. 23, 2017, 9:29 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

“According to the survey, 37% of girls in Tanzania are married before their 18th birthday. This is based on the percentage of women aged 20-24 years old who were married before they were 18 years old. But not all girls face the same level of risk. Some regions have higher rates than others, with Shinyanga and Tabora having rates of up to 59% and 58% while Dar es Salaam and Iringa have rates as low as 19% and 8%. Girls who live in rural areas and/or come from a poor family are also much more likely to be married early” (para 3-4).
Aug. 23, 2017, 1:38 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

“Girls being trafficked for sex in northern Mexico often have been forced into exploitation as under-age child brides by their husbands, a study showed on Thursday. Three out of four girls trafficked in the region were married at a young age, mostly before age 16, according to Mexican and U.S. researchers in a yet-unpublished study” (para 1-2).
Aug. 15, 2017, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"In the town of Entasopia, the girls are undergoing a rite of passage that resembles the tribe’s customary coming-of-age ceremony—but without the usual horror of genital mutilation.'I am very happy because I will not be married off at this age,' says 12-year-old Joan Siyuama as she drinks raw blood from a slaughtered bull to signify her ascendance to adulthood after participating in the ceremony. 'I will now go to school and achieve my dream of becoming a doctor'"(para 1-2)."[Joan] Siyuama is among many Maasai girls who are bucking a tradition that has disfigured millions of their ancestors. For the Maasai community, traditional culture permeates every aspect of daily life. Until ...more