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Latest items for MARR-PRACTICE-2

July 12, 2019, 8:51 a.m.
Countries: Cambodia

"Article 950 of the Civil Code states that a woman may not remarry until 120 days have elapsed from the day of the dissolution or annulment of her previous marriage. This is intended to allow for the determination of fatherhood of any children. Article 950, paragraph 2, of the Civil Code states that ‘in the case that a women becomes pregnant before the previous marriage was dissolved or annulled and has given birth, or in the case that a woman has a medical certificate from a doctor declaring that she is not pregnant, the marriage can proceed without the 120-day waiting period’" (34).
June 19, 2019, 8:49 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala

"Decree No. 27-2010 amending the Civil Code and the Penal Code to eliminate provisions that discriminate against women in relation to marriage, divorce and the presumption of paternity" (2).
June 10, 2019, 5:45 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-2

"Marriage is nearly universal in Malawi, although women marry about 5 years earlier than men, on average" (55).
May 14, 2019, 3:25 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-2

"Her mother, who had gotten married at 14 to a stranger twice her age, couldn’t understand the fuss. She’d stuck with her husband for five decades until he died, and was appalled that young women these days didn’t do the same. But for Ms. Amadou, who married at 16, simply having a husband was not enough. She never wanted to depend on a man in the first place. So, on a busy morning in Maradi, Niger, she sat in front of a judge at a crowded Islamic court on the sidewalk and asked for what young women across the region are seeking like never before: a divorce" (para 2-3). "For...more
March 1, 2019, 11:52 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-2

"The decrease can be explained by an increase in the level of education for women and their entry in force into the labour market" (58).
March 1, 2019, 9:06 a.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-2

"In Tajikistan, 72% of women age 15-49 are currently married. Reflecting the traditional character of Tajik society, virtually all of these women are in formal unions; less than 1% report they are living together with a partner. . . Most Tajik women marry at least once during their lifetime. The proportion who have never been married decreases rapidly with age, from 87% among women age 15-19 to 20% among women age 20-24. Only 2% of women age 40-49 have never married" (51).
Feb. 17, 2019, 3:48 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-2

"According to data from the Ministry of the Interior, there were recorded cases of the lynching of 61 men and two women in 2010" (31).
Feb. 1, 2019, 2:36 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-2

"Marriage is nearly universal in Ethiopia. By age 45-49, only 1% of women and 2% of men have never been married" (65).
Jan. 11, 2019, 12:27 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-2

"Government had filed an appeal before the Riyad Court in Saudi Arabia, on behalf of the Sri Lankan female domestic worker, who was recently sentenced to be stoned to death after being found guilty of having a clandestine affair, Foreign Employment Ministry said.The Ministry sources said the woman was married and having children in Sri Lanka, when she had convicted for adultery with a Sri Lankan youth employed in Saudi Arabia" (para 1-2).
Jan. 9, 2019, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-2

"Trivialising or labelling of female students was common, for example, in the derisive references to residents of one of the female halls as 'butty', that is, overly westernised, privileged, and not suitable as 'wife material.' In the fellowships, women’s high levels of participation in religious activities were stigmatized as excessive, juvenile, and evidence of their being 'somehow feebleminded, more easily moved than guys.' This participation was viewed as advantageous, though, as a strategy for women to identify suitable partners. A male respondent said: 'There’s a big rush in the husband market. In the fellowships and crusades, you will see the number of sisters who are there to get a husband'"...more
Jan. 7, 2019, 11:47 a.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-2

"'The Islamists dug two holes where they put the man and the woman who lived maritally without being married,' said a local official. 'They were stoned to death" (para 3). "Another local official said the ringleaders had accused the unmarried couple of violating 'Islamic law', which requires punishment by stoning'" (para 5). "In July 2012, the Al-Qaida-linked Ansar Dine group stoned a couple in public in Aguelhok they had accused of having children outside marriage" (para 7).
Jan. 1, 2019, 3:33 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-2

“'Furthermore, this scheme [to give housewives money] will create a more equitable economic relationship between husbands and unemployed wives, while reinforcing the family institution by providing a new social safety net,' Lim said in a statement yesterday" (para 6).
Dec. 20, 2018, 1:46 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-2

"The couple said the 'legacy of marriage... treated women as property for centuries' and was not an option for them. 'We want to raise our children as equal partners and feel that a civil partnership - a modern, symmetrical institution - sets the best example for them,' they added" (para 4, 5). "Others have taken to social media to welcome the news and even take the extra step of proposing civil partnerships to their partners. 'It's not the most romantic or conventional of proposals,' she told the BBC. 'Marriage comes with historical, religious and gendered connotations - this offers a blank canvas. It's uncharted territory, so you can make it...more
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:46 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-2

"In Kayah/Karenni and Shan villages women impregnated outside of wedlock are expelled from the village because they are deemed impure" (page 7). "Pregnancy out of marriage/wedlock: Palaung: Women required to hold a village cleaning ceremony, fined, driven out of the village and/or disowned by her family. Source: Palaung Women’s Organisation (PWO). Pa-O: Women are forced to marry another man. Source: Pa-O Women’s Union (PWU). Rakhaing: Women are driven out of the village. Source: Rakhaing Women’s Union (RWU). Shan: Central Shan State: women are driven out of the village and required to lift a very heavy rock if they want to be allowed back in. Other parts of Shan state: women...more
Oct. 28, 2018, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: Uganda

"These women have built their own houses, but to be without a husband is to be outcast" (para 10).
Oct. 3, 2018, 1:03 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-2

"Young couples have increasingly turned to such informal and often secret marriages as a way of quietly circumventing Sharia, which prohibits adultery and extramarital sex" (para. 8). It shows the importance of the marriage in the daily life, even in young people. (JSM - coder comment).
Oct. 3, 2018, 12:47 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-2

"Japan has long faced declining birthrates; in 2010, it dropped to 1.34 children per woman, falling short of the minimum thought needed to keep a constant population in a developed country. And much of the decline has been attributed to women delaying marriage or skipping it altogether" (para. 12). "As Akemi Iwakabe, deputy director of Fukui’s children and families division, explained to The Post in 2010: 'Many of our single residents were telling us that they wanted to get married but couldn’t because they weren’t meeting anyone'" (para. 13).
Oct. 3, 2018, 12:45 p.m.
Countries: Taiwan

"As far as state sponsors of matchmaking go, Iran isn’t alone. Taiwan’s Interior Ministry organizes matchmaking activities" (para. 11). it shows the need of the government to make couples get married so, the actual figures are less than the needed (JSM -code comment).
Oct. 3, 2018, 12:43 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-2

"What’s a country to do when faced with declining birthrates and rising marriage ages? Start a government-run matchmaking Web site, apparently. That’s what Iranian officials did Monday when launching a state-supported matchmaking Web site with the goal of producing 100,000 new marriages over the next year, Agence France-Presse reported. (...)'We have high demand for marriage and 11 million bachelors who are increasing every day,' Deputy Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Mahmoud Golzari said Monday, the Associated Press reported." (para. 1 - 3).
May 4, 2018, 2:01 p.m.
Countries: South Korea

"Research shows that a low fertility rate in developed countries reflects backward attitudes over female gender roles. Last year, the South Korean marriage rate tumbled to the lowest level in 12 years, and the birth rate is perennially one of the lowest in the world" (pp 14)
April 11, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso

"However, according to a study on basic knowledge, attitudes and practices, approximately 75 per cent of Burkina Faso nationals have not been formally married at a registry office" (35).
Jan. 30, 2018, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-2

"Tajikistan is a predominantly Muslim, socially conservative country, where cohabitation outside of wedlock is frowned upon" (Para 11).
Dec. 21, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-2

"To put it simply, Chinese men are hungry for brides" (para 7). "'It costs a very huge amount of money for normal Chinese man to get married to a Chinese woman,' explained Ha Thi Van Khanh, national project coordinator for the U.N.'s anti-trafficking organization in Vietnam. Traditionally, Chinese men wishing to marry local women are expected to pay for an elaborate banquet and to have purchased a new home to live in after the wedding. 'This is why they try to import women from neighboring countries, including Vietnam'" (para 16).
Dec. 14, 2017, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-2

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 0:58 of the video, Razia, age 14 said "I don't want to marry now [or soon, as she mentions later]" (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 girl has to get married, sooner...more
Nov. 27, 2017, 2:59 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-2

"The cultural expectation is that a woman's husband will become her economic provider and therefore she does not need her own land in her name" (para 3). (Coder comment: if society expects women to get married, marriage itself is not considered outdated - ARR).
Oct. 30, 2017, 6:39 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-2

"Others remain constrained by Nubia's traditional mores and customs. Still others have gradually moved away from those traditions. Nevertheless, the bonds of marriage continue to stand, as families insist that Nubian women marry Nubian men in order to preserve the Nubian heritage throughout their lives, according to accounts given by Nubian girls to Al-Monitor"(para 1)."Following up, [Wahibah] Saleh said, 'Nubian society is an open society from the inside. There is a great deal of integration between women and men. Women are not forced into marrying and have the right to live alone, but not to marry a non-Nubian'"(para 12)
Oct. 18, 2017, 11:13 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-2

“'Getting married these days is no longer a priority,' Chepkulul told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. 'I am not married and being a single mother is not easy. I stay at home with my four children as a mother — and as a father, too.' (5).
Oct. 16, 2017, 5:08 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-2

"While the Japanese and international media have extensively covered the issues and consequences surrounding Japan’s rapidly ageing population as well as the unwillingness of Japanese young adults to get married and have children, there has been little more thought given to how these issues are connected" (3).
Oct. 11, 2017, 1:30 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-2

"Because of this tradition, the sex ratio at birth in recent years has been high, even reaching 117 boys to every 100 girls at one point. Past preference for boys has also resulted in many men being lifelong bachelors nowadays, a trend set to continue in coming decades. Even today, after China scrapped its one-child policy, young parents are still secretly following this practice in hope of getting children of both sexes"(para 8)
Oct. 4, 2017, 7:02 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-2

"Like many women, I always thought that after university and finding some financial stability, I would marry and have children. I guess the fact that I grew up in a progressive and supportive family made me forget that the experiences of Afghan women are unlike those of many women around the world. I forgot, for a second, that as a woman unless you can have children, your education, career, and marriage are considered meaningless. I was not prepared for feeling that in the eyes of my community, my only worth as a woman is to bear children in the end"(para 2)."Women experiencing infertility must bear the brunt of societal norms....more