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Latest items for MARR-PRACTICE-7

Feb. 22, 2019, 10:58 a.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Barbados can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (65).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Bangladesh can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (65).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Bahrain cannot legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (64).
Feb. 22, 2019, 10 a.m.
Countries: Bahamas
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in the Bahamas can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (64).
Feb. 22, 2019, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Azerbaijan can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (63).
Feb. 22, 2019, 9:27 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Austria can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (63).
Feb. 21, 2019, 3:19 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Australia can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (62).
Feb. 21, 2019, 2:56 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

According to the table, a woman in Armenia can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (62).
Feb. 21, 2019, 2:55 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

According to the table, a woman in Argentina can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (61).
Feb. 21, 2019, 2:55 p.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

According to the table, a woman in Angola can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (60).
Feb. 21, 2019, 2:55 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

According to the table, a woman in Algeria can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (60).
Feb. 21, 2019, 2:54 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

According to the table, a woman in Albania is able to choose where she lives in the same way as a man (59).
Feb. 21, 2019, 2:54 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

According to the table, a woman is not legally able to choose where she lives in the same way as a man (59).
Dec. 14, 2018, 9:45 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

"Emilida Misomali is part of a mothers group in the village of Chimoya, in Dedza district. They warn parents about the long-term ills of early marriage and childbirth, but say it falls on deaf ears."Most of them say 'It's better that she gets married. We can't afford to keep her ... she will make us poorer'," Misomali tells.No matter the rationale, whether better health, education or wellbeing, Misolmali says "stubborn parents" won't stop giving away their children" (para 12-14) Patrilocal, bride's family expect to give away daughter for economic stability (AMG-CODER COMMENT).
Dec. 14, 2018, 5:46 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

"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. 19, 2018, 10:12 p.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7, IAD-PRACTICE-1

"The Comoran society is a matrilineal society in which the transfer of goods passes through the female line; in addition, traditionally, the Comoran society relies on a matrilocal system in which, once a marriage is finalized, it is the male spouse who goes to live in the region of origin of his wife" (page 236).
Oct. 5, 2018, 10:55 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

"After moving to her husband, the woman practically stops communicating with the outside world. For many years ahead her social circle will be limited to sisters of her husband, his mother and her children" (para 16-17).
June 30, 2018, 12:24 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

"Dowry payments are widespread. About 90-95% of the time Hindus marry within their broad caste group" (Para 3). "The village bosses who enforce caste rules have less power than they did. Some north Indian village elders have chosen to relax the rules anyway, because so many single men are in search of wives—a consequence of sex-selective abortions. Caste is now less an institution than a mess of prejudices about the superiority of one’s own group" (Para 9). "Indian parents still assume they will live with their sons. That explains why they exert so much control over marriage: they are in effect choosing a cook and a future carer. Yet this...more
June 26, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

"In Tokelau culture, there is a clear demarcation between male and female roles. In the traditional social system, women have relatively high status, derived from their right to occupy the house owned by their kin groups and to manage domestic economies. A husband moves to his wife’s house on marriage" (page 56).
April 25, 2018, 1:36 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

Louise Grogan used DHS VI data from Vietnam to find that 38% of married women under 30 reside in patrilocal households.
April 20, 2018, 3:05 p.m.
Countries: Fiji
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-5, MARR-PRACTICE-7

"iTaukei Fijian women in rural areas, are often unfairly prejudiced by Fijian traditional customs in marriage. Once married, an iTaukei Fijian women moves from her father’s village to reside in her husband’s village and during the wedding ceremony, her family presents a “tabua” (whales tooth) to her husband’s family asking them to take good care of her. Once her husband dies, her family will again present another “tabua” to her late husband’s family as in the iTaukei customs, she must return to her father’s family. This makes them dependent on men throughout their lives, firstly, their father, then their husband, then, once they become widows, they depend on the goodwill...more
April 11, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

"Moreover, article 294 of the Code stipulates that the family residence is chosen by the spouses by mutual agreement but, in the absence of such agreement, it is the husband who chooses and, if his choice is detrimental to the family, the final choice is made by a judge. That provision is discriminatory as it does not allow for equality between the spouses in the said choice" (35). This implies that marriages have the tendency to be patrilocal if there is no formal agreement beforehand (CODER COMMENT-BCT).
April 7, 2018, 11:12 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

"After SaharGul's father died, she went to live with her stepbrother, Mohammed. Despite her hard work, Mohammed's wife resented the girl. At age 13, she was sold for over $5,000 and had to move hundreds of miles away with her new husband, GhulamSakhi. Refusing to consummate the marriage, Sahar would be drugged by her mother-in-law and raped by her husband. Facing physical abuse and torture, she was made to live in the cellar, bound, tied, and sleeping on the floor" (Pg 14).
March 30, 2018, 11:25 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

"In a strict patriarchal society like Punjab, daughters are married off on the lines of village exogamy and with handsome amount of dowry (viewed as pre mortem form of inheritance); the institution of ghar jamai [a life-in son-in-law] is socially loathed and critically satire" (116).
March 14, 2018, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-3, MARR-PRACTICE-7

"The Committee welcomes the adoption of Law No. 99-05 of 29 January 1999 criminalizing female genital mutilation and of a second national action plan to accelerate the elimination female genital mutilation (2010-2015), as well as the measures taken to raise public awareness of harmful practices. It is concerned, however, at the persistence of adverse cultural norms, practices and traditions as well as patriarchal attitudes and deep-rooted stereotypes regarding the roles, responsibilities and identities of women and men in the family and society. It notes that stereotypes contribute to the persistence of violence against women as well as harmful practices, including female genital mutilation, levirate and sororate, child marriage, polygamy, repudiation,...more
Feb. 14, 2018, 11:45 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

"An exception to that is to be found in personal status legislation that requires a married woman to move with her husband and reside in her husband’s home, provided that the woman has been paid her advance dowry and the home in question is legal, secure and furnished with all the necessities of life. However, that legislation gives a woman the right to stipulate in the marriage contract that her husband will not force her to change residence. She may also stipulate that he may not take her out of the country or force her to live in a particular country. Such stipulations are binding. If the husband fails to...more
Jan. 30, 2018, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

"The couple exchanged rings a month later, when Idrisova moved to Tunisia, where her new husband works as a translator on a five-year contract" (Para 8). This implies that women relocate to where their husband is living at the time (EJ-Coder Comment). "The couple began married life apart, with Sayora living with her in-laws in Tursunzoda and her husband staying in North America. But they plan eventually to unite as husband and wife in Canada" (Para 18). Even before moving in with her husband, this new wife was expected to live with her in-laws and not her nuclear family (EJ-Coder Comment).
Jan. 6, 2018, 8:14 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-6, MARR-PRACTICE-7

"'Getting groped or touched by sexual harassers would happen on average once a month [in Cairo],' recalls Sara, the daughter of an Egyptian mother and a Moroccan father. Sara was born and raised in Kuwait"(1)
Jan. 6, 2018, 8:09 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-6, MARR-PRACTICE-7

"'Getting groped or touched by sexual harassers would happen on average once a month [in Cairo],' recalls Sara, the daughter of an Egyptian mother and a Moroccan father. Sara was born and raised in Kuwait. She moved to Egypt for a year"(1)
Dec. 14, 2017, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

At 1:08 the video says that Brishti, age 14 is married but lives alone (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 or later. One day all the girls have to go to another house. In the village sometimes they marry a little later but here in Dhaka they always talk about early marriage.This problematic because as earlier stated,"more and more Bangladeshis are migrating from villages into Dhaka in search or...more