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Latest items for MABFC-DATA-1

Dec. 14, 2018, 9:45 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"[Kachindamoto] was shocked when she saw girls as young as 12 with babies and teenaged husbands, and was soon ordering the people to give up their ways" (para 7). "A 2012 United Nations survey found that more than half of Malawi's girls were married before the age of 18. It ranked Malawi 8th out of 20 countries thought to have the highest child-marriage rates in the world" (para 9).
Dec. 14, 2018, 5:46 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: CWC-DATA-2, AOM-PRACTICE-1, AOM-DATA-1, MABFC-DATA-1

"Malawi has one of the highest incidents of child marriage in the world with 1 in 2 girls getting married before the age of 18. The practice is closely linked to poverty where, in the rural areas, girls are married off to improve their families’ financial situations" (para 4).
Oct. 28, 2018, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"In a country where one in four women have a child by 19" (para 1)
Oct. 28, 2018, 6:46 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"A 13-year-old girl in Guatemala has given birth to triplets after being raped by a man who was selling sweets in the street" (para 1). "Oscar [Observatory on Sexual and Reproductive Health of Guatemala] said it was only one of 2,102 pregnancies involving girls, aged between 10 and 14, between January and July this year in the country. And another 59,584 teenage girls, aged 15 to 19, became pregnant over the same period" (para 8-9).
Oct. 27, 2018, 7:47 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"This new mother is 13 years old, and was 12 when she gave birth" (para 2). "In Nampula, the province where Miss Nelmane lives, 60 per cent of teenage girls will get pregnant before they are 19" (para 13).
Oct. 19, 2018, 10:12 p.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

Table on page xix, 'Indicators for following-up with the millennium development goals disaggregated by gender,' indicates that the adolescent birth rate is: 55.1% in Moroni, 69.8% in other cities, 65.8% in all urban areas, 72.3% in rural areas and 70.3% overall (page xix). "Approximately one young woman age 15-19 years out of ten (11%) has already begun childbearing" (page 55). "Overall, there are differences in fertility at all ages and women in rural areas have an earlier fertility than in urban areas" (page 57). "Just 10% of young women under age 20 and 40% of women age 20-24 have already given birth to at least one child" (page 61). "Table...more
Oct. 8, 2018, 3:45 p.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"The government’s positions on reproductive health are contradictory. On one hand, it offers stipends to pregnant women and for every new child born, even as Venezuela holds the highest rate of teenage pregnancy in Latin America. Inflation has rendered these already small stipends minuscule – 700,000 bolivars ($0.39) per pregnancy and 1 million bolivars ($0.56) per newborn — but León argues that they have contributed to a culture that encourages motherhood at any age. 'It’s a cultural thing, more accentuated in lower-income areas: Maternity is not a choice, but part of your fate,' she said" (para 8.) "'Some patients got sterilized at 18 or 19 years old with only one...more
Oct. 8, 2018, 3:27 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"By 17, she had entered into an arranged marriage. Within a year, she had given birth to a child, divorced, then remarried and divorced again" (para 3).
Oct. 3, 2018, 1:31 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"Research conducted by an international organization in 2012 indicated that 24 percent of girls ages 15 to 19 were already mothers or pregnant for the first time. In adolescents with only a primary education or less, these rates increased to 42 and 46 percent, respectively" (para 108)
Sept. 26, 2018, 10:49 a.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"Annet Nyaburu is only 18 years old, but she is a mother of two boys, aged 4 and 3. At 13, she fell pregnant and dropped out of school after her mother, a widow, decided she was better off married to the father of her child to secure her future" (para 1). "As many as three in ten Ugandan girls have their first child before their 18th birthday; more than a third marry before the age of 18" (para 4). "Our report shows that close relationships exist between child marriage, teen pregnancy, and the low level of education reached by large numbers of girls. It shows that child marriage is...more
Sept. 10, 2018, 9:57 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"The woman had threatened to rip up her daughter’s passport if she did not marry the 34-year-old Pakistani national who had got her pregnant when she was just 13" (para. 8)
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

“In 2013, the mean age for women at the time of their first birth was 26.0 years, compared with 21.4 years in 1970” (174)
June 26, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"The median age for women having their first child was 28.6 in 2015, up slightly from 2014 when it was 28.4, gradually increasing for the past eight years. This varies by ethnicity: 29 years for European, 30 years for Asian and 24 years for Māori and Pacific women" (page 33-34).
May 9, 2018, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"It notes its concern regarding the high rates of maternal mortality and early pregnancies" (12).
April 17, 2018, 4:54 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"The median age at first birth is 19.8 among young people age 20-49. Increases have been incremental from a median age of 19.0 in 1991-92 and 19.5 in 2010. The percentage of women age 15- 19 who have either had a birth or are pregnant is 27%; it has increased from 26% in 2004-05 and 23% in 2010" (page 105). "The age at which childbearing commences is an important determinant of the overall level of fertility as well as the health and welfare of the mother and the child. In some societies, postponement of first births due to an increase in age at marriage has contributed to overall fertility decline....more
April 2, 2018, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"The Committee welcomes the measures taken by the State party to enhance the provision of health services for women, including through the provision of ancestral medicine, but is concerned about...The high rate of teenage pregnancy, which can lead to increased maternal mortality" (10).
March 20, 2018, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"The Committee notes the efforts made by the State party to improve the health status of women, but notes with concern: . . . (b) The high number of adolescent pregnancies and the insufficient measures taken to ensure access to sexual and reproductive health services and information, including modern contraceptives" (page 9).
March 14, 2018, 3:42 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"The Committee is concerned, however, about: (a) The persisting high maternal mortality rate linked to inadequate prenatal care and the limited number of assisted childbirths, as well as the high number of early pregnancies" (13-14).
March 13, 2018, 10:57 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"The average age of women giving birth for the first time is rising. At base, this is an unfortunate development because mother and child alike are more prone to complications with increased maternal age. High age before a first pregnancy increases the need for assisted reproductive technology. Since 2007, more than 3 per cent of children in Norway have been born after assisted reproduction" (32).
March 7, 2018, 9:50 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"In 2015 the ENAPEA was initiated, whose goal is to reduce by 50% the teen fertility rate by 2030, and to eliminate pregnancy in girls younger than 15 years" (page 24).
Feb. 13, 2018, 6:52 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"It’s true that more than half of adolescent girls (age 12-17) who are married or in an informal union have at least one child" (para 8).
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"Young people who become parents before the age of 20 often need different support from those who become parents later in life. This applies, for example, to being able to complete their education in compulsory or upper secondary school. Young parents are at greater risk than other young people of ending up outside both the labour market and the education system. In 2011 the National Board for Youth Affairs was commissioned to produce supporting material for school governing bodies and other actors in order to improve the support for young parents to complete their education" (page 41).
Jan. 23, 2018, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"The Committee is further concerned about the high rate of early pregnancy in the State party" (13).
Jan. 11, 2018, 10:04 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"Tanzania has long had one of the highest rates of adolescent pregnancy in the world, with 27 percent of young women between the ages of 15-19 becoming pregnant" (para 3).
Jan. 8, 2018, 11:54 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"In Myanmar, intervals between births are generally quite long, with the median birth interval being 49 months. Thirty-two percent of births occur within 3 years of a previous birth, and only 13% occur within 24 months" (67). "The median age of a woman at her first birth is 24.7 years; only 7% of women give birth before they are 18" (67).
Dec. 14, 2017, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: MABFC-DATA-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...more
Nov. 29, 2017, 10:09 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: MABFC-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. 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. 3, 2017, 10:47 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: MABFC-DATA-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)."Elham (pseudonym), a 26-year-old Amazigh (Berber) woman, married in 2011 and lived with her husband in Casablanca. They had twins, a boy and girl, who were 3 years old at the time of the interview"(7)."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...more