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Latest items for MABFC-DATA-1

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
Aug. 11, 2017, 10:32 a.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"Today, it was 12 days of my child delivery. I am living in this shed since child delivery. I am here because myself and my baby is not allow to touch by family members at home...I have already delivered five babies"(para 2). This statement was made by Nandasara Sarki who is 23 years old (ENB-Coder Comment)."'Today is the 12th of baby born. I stayed at health institution for first 24 hours of birth. I returned to home when doctor said that the health of mother and baby is fine. I am living in this shed since I came to home. We all live in shed while having babies. The god ...more
Aug. 10, 2017, 11:30 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"The Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey (2006-07) mentions in its section on teenage fertility that almost half of the girls of 15 to 18 years of age were already pregnant or had a baby to take care of" (5). "Child brides in Pakistan are often forced into early sexual activity and therefore early childbearing" (9).
Aug. 9, 2017, 10:47 a.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"The number of girls who became mothers while younger than 15 also rose" (para 1). "The official figures show that 1,727 girls under the age of 15 gave birth in the year 1392 (2013-2014). On average, more than 8 per cent of women who gave birth during the last five years (1388-1392, or 2009-2010 and 2013-2014) were between 15 and 19 years of age" (para 2). "While the official statistics provided limited information on the details concerning childbearing by girls under the age of 15, the official Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported the birth of four babies to mothers aged just 10 in the year 1391 (2012-2013). There were ...more
July 31, 2017, 3:24 p.m.
Countries: Georgia
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"Maca, 17, got married at 16, is a mother of a 6-month-old child and is now once again pregnant. Like most of the young brides, she became pregnant immediately after getting married" (para 13). "Naila is now 21 years old: she got married at 16 and is the mother of a 5-year-old daughter and a 4-year-old son" (para 14). "Megi, 16, preparing tea. She had her first child at the age of 15" (para 15).
July 26, 2017, 1:03 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"In 2016, 35 percent of all births were by mothers that became pregnant before the age of 18, according to the Ministry of Health" (para 7).
July 19, 2017, 12:14 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"More than a quarter are married before the age of 15, with the phenomenon being more prevalent in the northern part of the country. Most of the girls have their first child within the first 15 months of marriage" (para 3).
July 15, 2017, 10:33 a.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

According to Table 1, 14% of women were married before age 15. 34% of women were married before age 18 (1)
July 15, 2017, 10:33 a.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

According to Table 1, 28% of women were married before age 15. 76% of women were married before age 18 (1)
July 15, 2017, 10:33 a.m.
Countries: Eritrea
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

According to Table 1, 13% of women were married before age 15. 41% were married before age 18 (1)
July 15, 2017, 10:33 a.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

According to Table 1, 12% of women were married before age 15. 50% were married before age 18 (1)
July 15, 2017, 10:33 a.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

According to Table 1, 18% of women were married before age 15. 44% were married before age 18 (1)
July 15, 2017, 10:33 a.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

According to Tabe 1, 16% of women were married before age 15. 41% were married before age 18 (1)
July 15, 2017, 10:33 a.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

According to Table 1, 21% of women were married before age 15. 52% were married before age 18¨(1)
July 15, 2017, 10:33 a.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

According to Table 1, 12% of women were married before age 15. 33% of women were married before age 18 (1)
July 15, 2017, 10:33 a.m.
Countries: Central African Rep, Chad
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

According to Table 1, 29% of women were married by age 15. 68% were married by age 18 (1)