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Latest items for CBMC-PRACTICE-2

Sept. 21, 2017, 5:35 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: CBMC-PRACTICE-1, CBMC-PRACTICE-2

"This whole legal mess is rooted in laws that were written more than half a century ago, experts say. Back then, society didn't legally acknowledge parental rights for children who were born to unmarried women -- 'or, to use an antiquated term, "born out of wedlock,"' said Multnomah County, Oregon, Circuit Court Judge Katherine Tennyson, president of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges. 'So traditionally, laws didn't take into account how was the child was conceived'"(para 27-28)."Attorney Shauna Prewitt, who also became pregnant from a rape and chose to raise her child, believes society has created a 'biased prototype ... that all pregnant, raped women hate their ...more
May 25, 2017, 5:22 p.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: CBMC-PRACTICE-2

"[Bryndis Asmundottir] explains that since few Icelanders are religious, there is no moral stigma attached to unwed pregnancy" (p 14)
Nov. 30, 2016, 8:42 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1, CBMC-PRACTICE-2

"Mali regards the following 16 practices as harmful to the health of women and children:...The killing of babies that are orphans or are born outside marriage" (35).
Nov. 16, 2016, 1:51 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: CBMC-PRACTICE-2

"Despite widowhood, Vinita made up her mind to forge on, raising a foster child by herself. Although she had minimal emotional and financial backing from her own family and her late husband’s, she has carried on"(para 6)
Sept. 6, 2016, 1:39 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: CBMC-PRACTICE-2

"Women withdraw cases of domestic violence after complaining to the police for a variety of reasons. These women may fear breaking up the family or being on their own. Given the cultural norms, they may be overcome by stigma and shame. They may face pressure from their families or husbands. In the current economic climate, they may be unable to support themselves and their children alone. The lack of economic safety nets is particularly harsh for womenheaded households. Sharing children is often a significant factor for victims’ inability to leave abusive relationships and support themselves and their families apart from abusers. Women who leave their abusers have difficulty enrolling their ...more
Aug. 6, 2016, 7:08 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: CBMC-PRACTICE-2

“The brothels are filled with children, they’re everywhere.” This is a quote from the narrator and one of the film’s directors, Zana Briski, at minute 4:43," (MPH – Coder Comment).
May 15, 2016, 7:55 p.m.
Countries: Montenegro
Variables: CBMC-PRACTICE-2

"Article 5 of the Law on Social and Child Protection prescribes that citizens are equal in the exercise of social and child protection rights, irrespective of nationality, race, religion, social origin or other personal characteristics. No distinction is made concerning the in the exercise of rights for male and female individuals in the area of social protection, except that, with regard to the exercise of the right to family cash benefit, a pregnant woman is considered as a person incapable of work and earning. A single woman is entitled to identical rights in the field of social protection as a married one.The number of women (children and adults) exercising the ...more
March 2, 2016, 4:56 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: CBMC-PRACTICE-2

"Most of the women who get pregnant outside of marriage prefer to run away from home to avoid scorn and humiliation from their family — a difficult decision to make in a society where family remains the basic unit and represents for individuals a form of social welfare. 'Facing the rejection of their family, single mothers often find themselves in a situation of isolation combined with deep economic insecurity,' Kefif pointed out" (para 9-10). "Tunisia created a family planning program in 1966, but there is very little sexual education in schools, and 'even if there exist some information campaigns, you still find women that ignore the basics of reproductive health,' ...more
Feb. 29, 2016, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: CBMC-PRACTICE-2

""In rural villages, there is much more pressure to abort or abandon children if they cannot provide or afford more. Society itself does not provide specific ways for unwed mothers to abandon their children, besides very affordable abortions. Abortions here are easy and cheap. There is definitely a pressure there, with many or most telling the mother it would be best not to have another child, especially if she is single. This occurs in villages and towns." Lada Usova" (15)
Jan. 6, 2016, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: CUST-LAW-2, CBMC-PRACTICE-1, CBMC-PRACTICE-2

"It (the 1916 Proclamation) resulted in the establishment of a network of institutions that illegally removed the parental rights of unmarried women as well as their basic human rights and liberty (and their children’s)" (para 2)
Dec. 19, 2015, 11:32 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: CBMC-PRACTICE-2

"Unmarried women or married women who do not meet the condition of having a second child according to China's family planning policy should have an abortion, according to the alleged regulation by Linyi government, described by Xiao Xu and confirmed by a doctor from a local hospital" (para 14). "Officials use the names to check up on whether the women meet guidelines to have another child. 'Some pregnant women who are not married, or who are having a second child, are accompanied by officials to the hospital have an abortion,' she said" (para 18)
Nov. 14, 2015, 5:06 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: CBMC-PRACTICE-2, ABO-DATA-1

"The Committee notes the adoption of the National Action Plan for Sexual and Reproductive Rights 2008-2012. It is, however, concerned that the State party has a very high rate of abortions and a very low use of high quality, efficient methods of contraception, which means that women resort to abortions as a method of family planning" (8)
Aug. 12, 2015, 4:07 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: CBMC-PRACTICE-2

"The General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers formed a committee … to assume responsibility for developing a comprehensive strategy for the recipients of services provided by the Department of Special Needs Welfare (attached to the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs), including widows and divorced, abandoned and handicapped women, as well as other social groups, including the old and disabled, orphans and destitute children of widows and divorced or abandoned women" (13). "There are at present 19 orphanages – 4 in Baghdad and 15 in the provinces. These accept the children of widows and divorced, abandoned or imprisoned women, as well as other children from birth up to the ...more
July 31, 2015, 9:26 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: CBMC-PRACTICE-2

"The General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers formed a committee … to assume responsibility for developing a comprehensive strategy for the recipients of services provided by the Department of Special Needs Welfare (attached to the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs), including widows and divorced, abandoned and handicapped women, as well as other social groups, including the old and disabled, orphans and destitute children of widows and divorced or abandoned women" (13). "There are at present 19 orphanages – 4 in Baghdad and 15 in the provinces. These accept the children of widows and divorced, abandoned or imprisoned women, as well as other children from birth up to the ...more
June 30, 2015, 7:44 p.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: CBMC-PRACTICE-2

"The Child Care and Protection Bill includes a provision that will allow a parent to leave a child at a designated safe place without committing an offence of abandonment" (14)
May 28, 2015, 12:46 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: CBMC-PRACTICE-2

Yes, for many reasons. First, financially, because a single mother is rejected by her family, her boyfriend and all of society. Additionally, there is the hope that if she aborts her baby, she will be able to maintain a normal life and find someone else to marry. There isn’t very much social pressure from the family because generally there will be no contact with the family once she becomes pregnant outside of marriage. If she will abandon or abort her baby, and return alone to the family, she will be accepted again (10)
April 10, 2015, 4:18 p.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: CBMC-PRACTICE-2

"Rebels [in the Kivu region of the Congo] also kidnap the women to use them as sex slaves during months or years. Boys and girls born in this context are rejected by the community. People lose their humanity, their lives, their homes, their children and become internally displaced or refugees. The whole country is affected by this situation" (para 6)
Feb. 10, 2015, 9:46 a.m.
Countries: Bahamas
Variables: CBMC-PRACTICE-2

Bahamian single mothers do not face social pressure to abort, desert, or abandon their children. Currently, there are no provisions provided to single mothers to abandon their children. In cases where a baby is left in the hospital after birth or abandoned in a public place, the child is turned over to the Department of Social Services to be placed in a suitable home or an orphanage.
Oct. 31, 2014, 3:43 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: CBMC-PRACTICE-2

"The pilot 'baby haven' project, an infant shelter set up by the local child welfare institute to care for unwanted infants, in Guangzhou, capital city of south China's Guangdong Province, stopped taking in any new infants, on March 16, 2014, amid mounting pressure from oversubscription. The project simply couldn't handle the increasing number of babies it was helping" (para 1). "The 'safe haven' program was launched by the Ministry of Civil Affairs to provide shelter for unwanted children, giving them a chance to survive" (para 7). "In spite of the benefits of having a baby hatch, there is still controversy over the system. Some believe that setting up such a ...more
Oct. 27, 2014, 12:26 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: CBMC-PRACTICE-2

"The pilot 'baby haven' project, an infant shelter set up by the local child welfare institute to care for unwanted infants, in Guangzhou, capital city of south China's Guangdong Province, stopped taking in any new infants, on March 16, 2014, amid mounting pressure from oversubscription. The project simply couldn't handle the increasing number of babies it was helping. Xu Jiu, director of the Guangzhou City Welfare Center (GCWC), said the 'baby haven' has received 262 babies since it opened on January 28 this year, with most of them suffering debilitating conditions caused by serious birth defects. 'The number of babies we have received is much higher than those in other ...more
Feb. 22, 2014, 1:14 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: CBMC-PRACTICE-2

“Schools, reflecting broader social norms, thus dictate that motherhood is an all-encompassing role—one to which adolescent girls must devote themselves entirely. In this regard, expulsion is not just about punishing adolescent pregnancy but about forcing adolescent girls into the exclusive role as ‘mothers.’ This explains why adolescent girls may be refused admission to school—particularly a government school—if they have been pregnant at some point in the past, regardless of their pregnancy status at the time of application for admission…This mandatory approach to motherhood is also reflected in a commonly stated rationale for forced pregnancy testing—namely, to prevent pregnant adolescents from procuring an abortion.525 In essence, schools are trying to force ...more
Feb. 11, 2014, 11:44 a.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1, PHBP-PRACTICE-1, DSFMF-PRACTICE-4, CBMC-PRACTICE-2, NGOFW-DATA-1

"During our research, Somali girls who had not undergone infibulation reported their fears of being seen as ‘undesirable’, and so were keen to marry young to prove their appeal, value and respectability. This was especially the case in rural areas. Ironically, sustained campaigns which have successfully reduced FGM/C have inadvertently created a fear of ‘illegal’ (i.e. premarital) pregnancy, which has pushed girls in to marriage. In Somaliland, girls who have engaged in premarital sex which has led to pregnancy are mistreated by local communities as a source of shame. As a result, many single mothers often end up in urban areas, seeking work and lacking the protective network of the ...more
Dec. 10, 2013, 9:43 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: CBMC-PRACTICE-2

"Widows are the poorest of the poor and their poverty and marginalization deprives their children of their human rights to shelter, food, education, and future employment and life quality" (para 2)