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Latest items for AOM-PRACTICE-1

Jan. 12, 2018, 4:06 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"Because it’s a kind of tradition in Afghanistan when women turn 17 or 18 they should get married and start a new family life" (para 18).
Jan. 11, 2018, 10:04 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1, AOM-PRACTICE-1

"Tanzania also has a high rate of child marriage, where girls as young as 15 are forced into marriage" (para 3).
Jan. 8, 2018, 11:54 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"Child marriage, that is marriage before age 18, is still quite common among Myanmar women: 19% of women age 20-49 were married before age 18. Among men age 20-49, by contrast, only 7% were married before their 18th birthday. Even though marriage before 18 is common, very early marriage (before age 15) is not" (55).
Dec. 28, 2017, 4:10 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"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 at Last, which aims to ban child marriage. The search turned up cases of 12-year-old girls married in Alaska, Louisiana and South Carolina, while other states simply had categories of '14 and younger'" (para 7).
Dec. 26, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"The minimum legal age for marriage is 18. During the year the government amended the law to remove provisions permitting an earlier age of marriage with parental permission"(18)
Dec. 21, 2017, 2:42 p.m.
Countries: China, Vietnam
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"Nguyen was just 16 when a friend's boyfriend drugged her and smuggled her into China. She tried to resist a forced marriage" (para 18). "During CNN's trip to the border, the government called and told us the police had just rescued five girls as they were about to cross the border with a trafficker. We met the girls, who are just 14 years old. They said they were promised $600 to go to work in China by a neighbor from the same village" (para 26).
Dec. 21, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

The villages along the Vietnamese-Chinese border are a hunting ground for human traffickers. Girls as young as 13 say they are tricked or drugged, then spirited across the porous border by boat, motorbike or car (para 6). "Vietnamese girls as young as 13 are taken to China by human traffickers, to be sold as brides" (para 8).
Dec. 21, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: IRP-DATA-1, AOM-PRACTICE-1

"The villages along the Vietnamese-Chinese border are a hunting ground for human traffickers. Girls as young as 13 say they are tricked or drugged, then spirited across the porous border by boat, motorbike or car" (para 6). "Vietnamese girls as young as 13 are taken to China by human traffickers, to be sold as brides" (para 8).
Dec. 14, 2017, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

At 0:30 of the video text showed on the screen that said "Bangladesh is one of the world’s most vulnerable countries when it comes to the impact of climate change. Around 30% of girls in Bangladesh are married before their 15th birthday"(ENB-Coder Comment).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 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 ...more
Dec. 7, 2017, 5:32 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"A mother of two . . . ran off with a man when she was 14. She had two children, and their father is in jail for 8 years. Kesir referred to the couple as man and wife, which makes one wonder when they legally got married" (para 6).
Dec. 7, 2017, 5:29 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1, AOM-LAW-1

"The report . . . establishes the legal age of marriage as 15, not 18, and considers those younger than 15 to be minors" (para 5).
Dec. 6, 2017, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1, AOM-LAW-1

"The UN watchdog for children’s rights condemned Iran for the pre-defined ages of puberty for girls at 9 and for boys at 15 lunar years and asked the State to increase the minimum age of marriage for both girls and boys to 18 years. The CRC also stated that an increasing number of 'girls at the age of 10 years or younger' are 'subjected to child and forced marriages to much older men.' and urged the Iranian government to 'to increase the legal age of marriage to 18 years'" (para 2).
Dec. 2, 2017, 3:04 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"While polygamy is already banned in Germany, many officials 'turn a blind eye' to migrants who arrive in the country with more than one wife, the newspaper reports. This is also true of forced and underage marriages" (para 4-5).
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. 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).