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Latest items for MARR-PRACTICE-7

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
Dec. 8, 2017, 2:34 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

"In the United States, where women may legally keep their surnames after marriage, there is still a strong social convention among heterosexual couples for wives to take their husbands’ names. Even the highest estimates show only one in five American women keeps her surname when she marries" (para 20).
Dec. 8, 2017, 2:30 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

"Under a Japanese law that dates back to the Meiji era, more than a century ago, all married couples must use one surname. In theory, a couple may choose either the husband’s or the wife’s last name, but in practice, 96 percent of women assume their husband’s" (para 3). "Japan’s Supreme Court ruled in December that the law did not violate the Constitution or place an undue burden on women. Critics were disappointed that the decision did not strike down the legal prohibition against separate surnames for married couples, leaving it to the Parliament instead" (para 9).
Dec. 6, 2017, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

"The UN body said it was concerned about child sexual exploitation and abuse committed under the Iranian law which allows for a marriage between the 'father and adopted child, paving a path for sexual abuse of children'" (para 6).
Nov. 29, 2017, 1:38 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

"Women tend to renounce their claim to their entitled natal property in order to maintain good social relations with their brothers. Additionally, women may accept a lump-sum payment in lieu of their property rights in order to preserve visitation rights to the parental home"(25)
Nov. 10, 2017, 1:02 p.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

"The Worker’s Party of Korea (WPK) is the key governing body in the country; party membership is dictated by social and family background and is the key determinant of social mobility. The government divided citizens into strict loyalty-based classes known as 'songbun,' which determined access to employment, higher education, place of residence, medical facilities, certain stores, marriage prospects, and food rations"(6)
Nov. 7, 2017, 9:21 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: DLB-DATA-1, MARR-PRACTICE-7

"Two months ago, she [Shaheen, a Village Education Resource Centre community coordinator] stopped by the home of a local widow, to find out if her 14-year-old daughter Jasmine, who had been forced to leave school as money was short, was interested in some training to become a garment factory worker.Many slum residents find work at Dhaka's garment factories, earning about $50 per month of 12-hour shifts, or spend their days recycling plastic wrapping in sheds within the slum.Jasmine's mother said the training wasn't necessary, as she planned to send her daughter back to their native village to marry.Shaheen contacted members of a women's group, who visited to urge Jasmine's mother...more
Nov. 3, 2017, 10:47 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

"Safaa (pseudonym), 27, had a 'fatiha' marriage (traditional marriage) at age 15 that was not officially registered. She lived with her husband in a village between the cities of Settat and Khouribga. They have a son who was 3 years old at the time of the interview.Safaa said that in 2014, her husband’s family told him to kick her out of the house as they wanted him to marry a relative. She said her husband and his two brothers proceeded to beat her and dragged her on the floor by her hair.Then her husband stabbed her in the side with a knife. 'If my sister wasn’t there they would have...more
Oct. 30, 2017, 6:39 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

"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)."The area's geographic isolation and linguistic distinctiveness reinforces the importance of Nubian women marrying Nubian men. On the other hand, Nubian men are often free to marry whomever they desire. Some women believe in the importance of marrying a Nubian man in the conviction that they are the only ones capable of protecting them, while comparatively...more
Oct. 26, 2017, 9:30 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

"For the first two days, Khan said, they hid at a cousin’s house, fearing retribution from Rafiq’s relatives. Then they went to Khan’s mother’s house.A few days later, Khan said, Rafiq’s mother and an uncle arrived with something of an olive branch: if you let Rafiq return home, they said, we’ll arrange a formal wedding reception"(para 17-18). The family of Khan's wife rejected his multiple marriage proposals (ENB-Coder Comment)
Oct. 26, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

"When their husbands die many widows are left destitute. If they remain with their in-laws they may be confined to the house and treated like servants, activists say. In some cases the family may even blame the widow for her husband’s death"(para 15)."Often forced into virtual seclusion, they [widows] are not supposed to remarry or move out of their in-laws’ homes, which leaves many open to exploitation"(para 20)
Oct. 26, 2017, 11:20 a.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

"Women and girls in Chechnya are subject to honour killings, domestic violence, abductions for marriage and early marriages"(para 4). Abductions could imply that women are taken to live with the husband's family (ENB-Coder Comment)."In Chechnya and Ingushetia many are deprived of their children after divorce – with reference to purported 'tradition' which allegedly prescribes children to be raised in their father’s family – and are often denied visiting rights. Some have been struggling to see their children for years"(para 4)
Oct. 4, 2017, 7:02 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

"Even though I had support from my husband and my in-laws, there was always someone reminding me that my marriage had no meaning without children"(para 4)."A young woman I know planned her wedding exactly during her ovulation cycle to make sure she gets pregnant shortly after her wedding. Sadly, four years have passed and she is still childless. Her husband does not love her the way he used to. Her in-laws are considerably unhappy with her and tend to be verbally and physically abusive"(para 7)."In many parts of Afghanistan, infertile women are abused in their homes, deprived of their inheritance, sent back to their parents, ostracized or have their marriage...more
Sept. 26, 2017, 10:30 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

"In India's caste system, the Dalits are traditionally regarded as the lowest of the low. Seen as 'unclean,' they are considered untouchable by the higher castes"(para 1)
Aug. 8, 2017, 3:35 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

"In the evening, the girls will be brought to the grooms’ family homes, lifting their veils to reveal their faces to their new husbands"(para 5)."The 30 grooms in the recent ceremony work in low-wage jobs, some as drivers, others as security guards or agricultural labourers.The brides are mainly unemployed and after their marriages most of the couples will live with families as they cannot afford their own homes"(para 12-13)
Aug. 5, 2017, 10:13 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

"The bride, who moves in with her husband’s family, may face ill-treatment and abuse in her new household, particularly if she is very young" (9)
Aug. 3, 2017, 4:31 a.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

"After marriage many women or girls moved into the husband's home, where they occupied the lowest rung on the family social ladder" (para 195)
April 25, 2017, 5:22 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

"A widowed writer in her 40s, who uses the pen name Mayumi Sugihara, made the difficult decision to end ties with her husband’s parents 1½ years after her spouse’s death. Sugihara and her husband, who was more than 10 years her senior, had been married for 17 years and lived with his parents, a situation Sugihara was never happy about. When her chronically ill husband died, a conflict developed between Sugihara and her in-laws over the funeral arrangements and inheritance issues. Eventually, the situation deteriorated to the point that she was forced out of her home" (3-4).