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Latest items for MABFC-DATA-1

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)
July 15, 2017, 10:33 a.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

According to Table 1, 17% of women were married before age 15. 43% were married before age 18(1)
July 15, 2017, 10:33 a.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

According to Table 1, 14% of women were married before age 15. 48% of women were married before age 18(1)
July 15, 2017, 10:33 a.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

According to Table 1, 12% of women were married before age 15. 41% of women were married before age 18 (1)
July 15, 2017, 10:33 a.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

According to Table 1, 15% of women were married before age 15. 55% were married before age 18 (1)
July 15, 2017, 10:33 a.m.
Countries: Cameroon
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

According to Table 1, 13% of women were married before age 15. 38% of women were married before age 18 (1)
July 15, 2017, 10:31 a.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1, MABFC-DATA-1

¨In a country with one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world, Chief Theresa Kachindamoto is dismantling child marriage—about 850 unions in three years, according to Al Jazeera and more than 300 in one month, according to UN Women.Malawi recently passed a law making marriage under the age of 18 illegal, but in many villages, custom supersedes law¨(para 1-2).¨´I have terminated 330 marriages, yes, of which 175 were girl-wives and 155 were boy-fathers. I wanted them to go back to school and that has worked,´ (Chief Theresa) Kachindamoto told Malawi’s Nyasa Times newspaper in June last year. The chief has either paid the children’s school fees herself, ...more
June 5, 2017, 9:55 a.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1, AFE-PRACTICE-1

"'my parents said, 'now you’ve studied enough'. I was taken to his home on a Wednesday in August. A year later, I had my first child” (1). This is a quote from Niruta at 1:09 who was married at age 14 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
March 10, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"Most young [Chechen] men are married by the age of 20 while many girls are married at 17 or 18. Most couples have children soon after marriage" (para 17).
March 9, 2017, 1:16 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"GBV is happening in the camps and around the country; young girls are getting raped, getting pregnant and having children at a very young age. There has been violence against pregnant women as well. If there is a better economic situation for women, there will be less GBV" (10). "Many young women are now responsible for taking care of others, including their own children or children who were orphaned in the earthquake" (12)
Feb. 7, 2017, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"According to a 2015 survey by the health ministry 46% of girls aged 15 – 19 have been pregnant at least once" (para 15).