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Latest items for ATDW-PRACTICE-3

Sept. 15, 2017, 4:12 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-3, ATDW-DATA-1

"Mr. Seddiqi was recently dismissed from his post as both coach and head of the federation by the president of the Afghanistan National Olympic Committee, Mohammad Zaher Aghbar, who cited something besides corruption. He claimed that Mr. Seddiqi had successively married and divorced three of the young women on his team. 'He has married three of them — three times — and the girls were all complaining about him,' Mr. Aghbar said.In an interview, Mr. Seddiqi denied the corruption charges, claimed Ms. Galpin’s organization was still financing the cycling federation and called the accusations against him 'a lot of made-up crap.' Mr. Seddiqi, 62, acknowledged that he had three prior ...more
Sept. 14, 2017, 12:29 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-3

"The New York-based Organization for the Resolution of Agunot, which works to help solve Jewish divorce disputes, has followed the case [of the woman in Israel who is waiting for her husband to give permisison to divorce. The husband lives in the United States]"(para 26). The executive director of the organization is a rabbi (ENB-Coder Comment)
June 23, 2017, 4:36 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-3

"Spouses (former spouses) may agree on the method of the division (which, however, may not affect the rights of third parties), or eventually propose that the court decides on the division (Sections 740 and 765 of the Civil Code). The division by the court (and, if necessary, also the division by agreement of the spouses) is based on the principle that the interests of both spouses in the assets to be divided are the same. Nevertheless, the following aspects are taken into account: in particular the needs of dependent children, furthermore how each spouse took care of the family and how he/she contributed to the acquisition and maintenance of the ...more
June 23, 2017, 4:26 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-3

"A divorced spouse may not be granted maintenance if this were contrary to morality...Therefore, along with determining maintenance, the court will also have to deal with the grounds that lead to the breakdown of the marriage. Court practices hold that it would be inconsistent with the principles of social morality if the spouse who had significantly contributed to the breakdown of the marriage would be entitled to be maintained by the spouse who did not cause the breakdown. In considering whether maintenance providing is consistent with morality, it should not only be decisive as to how the breakdown of the marriage occurred, but also the spouse's conduct after divorce" (91). ...more
June 21, 2017, 11:33 a.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-3

“Divorce is accepted by most as a fact of life, and though it is still somewhat more prestigious to have been married for a time (regardless of eventual divorce) than to have never been married, women do not feel judged by others for being a single mother as long as they manage to provide well for their children” (63).
June 21, 2017, 11:32 a.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-3

“Several women who had divorced more than once emphasized that nowadays being divorced multiple times is no longer a big deal. Faina, a thirty-two-year-old twice-divorced taxi driver, explained, ‘I think it was morally bad somehow to be a single mother back then. Before, if you said that you had been married twice then people would think you were a bad woman. And now I can simply say that I’ve been married twice without feeling embarrassed at all” (63).
June 21, 2017, 11:20 a.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-3

“Among married mothers, those women who put up with alcoholic husbands are pitied; heavy drinking is considered a justifiable reason to divorce if the drinking cannot be managed to avoid unduly affecting a mother and her children. Reasons such as not getting help at home with house work or with child rearing, or even infidelity, are still considered situations where women should try to wait it out— at least if there is also money coming home” (169).
June 15, 2017, 9:13 a.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-3

"President Sisi said that we are a country keen on maintaining our society, and that we have to issue a law that requires the husband and the wife to be present in person, at the same time, in front of the Ma'zoun (public notary, marriage official) for divorce to take place, thereby enabling the couple to reconsider" (para 3).
June 12, 2017, 9:17 a.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-3

“The law reflects the dim view that Islamic tradition and Brunei society take of divorce and especially divorced women. To give men all the power of divorce while simultaneously permitting them to marry multiple wives reflects the idea that the failure of a marriage is the failure of a wife. The attitude is deeply ingrained, and accounts for the extremely low number of divorces” (154).
June 8, 2017, 4:12 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: WR-PRACTICE-1, ATDW-PRACTICE-3

"Wesal [it means communion or reunion in Arabic — a first-of-its-kind matchmaking website in Gaza] not only facilitates marriages for widows, but also for the divorced and those who have never married" (p 15)
June 8, 2017, 1:38 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-3

"Muslim women do not support the practice of instant divorce, she said. Of the more than 4,700 Muslim women from 10 states surveyed in the 2014 study, more than 90 percent opposed instant divorce. Few received any substantial payments from a husband for use in the event of his death or divorce. Most had never heard of the Muslim law board that claims to speak for India’s Muslims" (p 33)
June 1, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-3

“Although spouses choose divorce as a solution to dissatisfaction with marital life, women face other problems-such as economic insecurity and the burdens of single-parent child rearing-after divorce. Many women still hesitate to divorce for fear of losing face and potentially harming their children’s futures” (648).
June 1, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-3

“In the past, divorce rates were low and divorced people were stigmatized in South Korea. Recently, societal attitudes towards divorce have changed, although anchored in Confucian traditions that influence various roles in the Korean family structure. Many couples believe that divorce is an option if there is no love” (648).
May 29, 2017, 5:37 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-3

“Many Jamaicans ‘would prefer to suffer in a disastrous marriage rather than get divorced,’ an Observer columnist wrote in 2006” (27).
May 29, 2017, 5:36 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-3

“Jamaican society still regards legal marriage as ‘the measure against which other romantic and sexual relationships are compared’ and divorce is considered a personal failure to be avoided at all costs” (11).
May 29, 2017, 5:35 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-3

“Divorce still bears a stigma in Jamaican culture” (iv).
May 27, 2017, 4:07 p.m.
Countries: Slovakia
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-1, ATDW-PRACTICE-3, ADCM-PRACTICE-1

“The Committee notes with concern: … gender-based economic disparities between spouses resulting from traditional work and family life patterns ... often lead to men having enhanced human capital and earning potential, while women may experience the opposite, so that spouses currently do not equitably share in the economic consequences of the marriage and its dissolution” (13).
May 24, 2017, 5:32 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: SMES-DATA-2, ATDW-PRACTICE-3

“The 2010 CEDAW report drew attention on the fact that female divorcees, as well as single mothers, are a particularly vulnerable group in the Netherlands, in the sense that they are more likely to fall into poverty after the dissolution of the marriage” (para 7).
May 24, 2017, 4:48 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-3

“Divorce is increasingly common in urban areas and, except among some conservative religious individuals, is no longer considered disreputable” (5).
May 24, 2017, 10:45 a.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-1, ATDW-PRACTICE-3, ADCM-PRACTICE-1

“In Costa Rica, women with the right to marry are often discriminated against economically in the wake of divorce or separation. This can take the form of the destruction of goods or property by the male partner, or property divestiture, which women are sometimes ‘obliged … to accept … in order to escape from an abusive relationship’” (para 6).
May 23, 2017, 2:54 p.m.
Countries: Germany, United Kingdom
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-1, ATDW-PRACTICE-3, ADCM-PRACTICE-1

“Ostner and Lewis classify Germany and the United Kingdom as examples of strong male-breadwinner models, and in our regression results the average woman from a male-breadwinner household with children in these countries stands to lose [income] by 34 per cent in Germany and by 26 per cent in the United Kingdom [in the event of a divorce or separation]. But perhaps even more important is the extent of gain which the male breadwinner achieves in this situation. In Germany, he gains [income by] 22 per cent, and in the United Kingdom, 27 per cent. All of these results control for the education and age of the man or woman (neither ...more
May 23, 2017, 2:52 p.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-3

“In all cases, the Danish post-separation woman’s and man’s households approximated gender equality on extreme assumptions of child cost-sharing" (261).
May 23, 2017, 2:51 p.m.
Countries: France, Germany, United Kingdom
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-3

“In all cases, the Danish post-separation woman’s and man’s households approximated gender equality on extreme assumptions of child cost-sharing. This was not true in Germany, France, or the United Kingdom, where no matter what the assumption, the woman’s post-separation household lost out, resulting in gender inequality” (261).
May 23, 2017, 2:47 p.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-3

"Only the social democratic model in Denmark has provided a system where women are less disadvantaged after a separation and are more likely to sustain an independent household with 90 per cent or more of their previous household-equivalent income during the years of this study. Denmark is differentiated not only by better opportunities for women, but also by better opportunities for separated women” (261).
May 23, 2017, 2:45 p.m.
Countries: France, Germany, United Kingdom
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-3

“There is no overall difference between the ‘liberal’ regime of the United Kingdom, the corporate-conservative regime of Germany and the public child-care regime of France. Women in each of these countries have a very high risk of becoming [financial] losers [after a divorce/separation]" (261).
May 15, 2017, 2:03 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-1, ATDW-PRACTICE-3

“The Committee recommends that the State party: … Conduct research and collect disaggregated data to assess the economic impact of divorce on women with a view to adopting public policies and programmes to improve their economic situation” (13).
May 15, 2017, 2:01 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-1, ATDW-PRACTICE-3

“The Committee remains concerned that: … limited data [is] available on the economic consequences of divorce on women” (13).
May 11, 2017, 11:12 a.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-3, ADCM-PRACTICE-1

“The Committee recommends that the State party: Take the necessary measures to redress gender disparities and economic disparities (‘shortfalls’) upon divorce” (16).
May 11, 2017, 11:10 a.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-3, ADCM-PRACTICE-1

“The Committee is concerned that its previous recommendations to better redress gender disparities and economic disparities (‘shortfalls’) upon divorce were not followed” (15).
May 9, 2017, 10:58 a.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-3

“Divorce is commonly accepted, and joked about - an old chestnut says that in Cuba anyone whose parents stay together needs therapy” (332).