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Latest items for MABFC-DATA-1

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
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: MABFC-DATA-1

"On Oct. 9, the Ministry of Health reported that 500,000 children are born every year to adolescent mothers" (para 7).
Oct. 4, 2017, 7:02 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"Like many women, I always thought that after university and finding some financial stability, I would marry and have children"(para 2)."Conceiving soon after marriage is highly glorified in Afghan society. Women continuously quit their jobs or drop out of schools because of the societal pressure to prove they are able to have babies soon after marriage.A young woman I know planned her wedding exactly during her ovulation cycle to make sure she gets pregnant shortly after her wedding"(para 7-8)
Sept. 29, 2017, 1:19 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"'We are shocked and appalled that a man, living with HIV has for over two decades sexually violated children as young as 12 years of age in an outdated retrogressive culture that is harmful for women and girls and the magistrate saw it fit to only give him 2 years in jail!' reacted Mrs. Emma Kaliya, a veteran Malawi Human Rights Activist and Executive Director for MHRCC"(para 3)."In a recent revelation in a BBC documentary that sparked wide condemnations in the region and in sections of the International media, Eric Aniva admitted to being HIV positive and being paid by parents to perform the traditional ritual of having sex with...more
Sept. 22, 2017, 4:25 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: MABFC-DATA-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: MABFC-DATA-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: MABFC-DATA-1

"UNICEF estimates there were more than 25,000 births by underage mothers in 2015" (para 7).
Sept. 19, 2017, 10:05 p.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"With inflation spiraling out of control, food and medicine supplies dwindling and violent crimes on the rise, women as young as 27 are seeking out surgeons to avoid unwanted pregnancies"(para 2). Rather than being indicative of a mother's age at the birth of the first child, it may indicate the mother's age when she stops having children (ENB-Coder Comment)
Sept. 15, 2017, 4:12 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: AOM-DATA-1, ATFPA-PRACTICE-2, MABFC-DATA-1

"The team captain, Forozan Tajali, 22, took over the training session. She said security concerns, family pressure and public harassment were not the only difficulties the soccer players faced. The national team has lost more members to marriage than anything else, she said, because Afghan women are considered too old to wed after their early 20s, and their husbands typically refuse to allow them to play"(para 29)
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)
Aug. 30, 2017, 2:41 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"Majeda [age 13] is already a mother to a little boy. Doctors told her she is malnourished, and too young to deal with the baby" (1). This is a quote from the narrator at 9:10 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT). At 12:23 a doctor at a fistula clinic interviewed a patient and gathered that the patient had been married after the fifth grade and had her first two children at ages 13 and 14 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Aug. 15, 2017, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: MABFC-DATA-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