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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).
March 10, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

"And as Chechen weddings are traditionally paid for by the groom and attended by his family members only, once ready the bride must wait to be collected. Pictures show her becoming tearful as she waits to be picked up from her parents house by her new in-laws who bring her to the ceremony" (para 6-7). While the location of the home of the new bride and groom is not mentioned, these wedding practices reflect the same cultural ideas as patrilocality (TP - CODER COMMENT).
Feb. 2, 2017, 1:48 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

"A delegation had come from Geeta’s home village, and it included her mother, Anguri. Geeta remembered her tenderly massaging her legs before sending her away to be married. She thought she was around 10. She had seen her on rare occasions since then" (para 75).
Feb. 1, 2017, 6:40 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

"The village had its own plan for these young women. Upon reaching adulthood, they would be transferred to the guardianship of another family, along with a huge dowry that serves as an incentive to treat them well. The transfer is final. Once married, the new bride cannot return to visit her parents without permission, which is given sparingly, so that the bonds to her old home will weaken. She must show her submission to the new family: She is not allowed to speak the names of her in-laws, because it is seen as too familiar, and in some places she is not allowed to use words that begin with the ...more
Feb. 1, 2017, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

"Girls are seen as a burden for their families, in part because convention dictates that girls go to live with and contribute to their husband’s family, while boys stay with and support parents through their old age" (para 8).
Jan. 27, 2017, 1:11 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

"Many argue that girls are going to get married and go to their husband’s house so education is of no use to them" (para 3).
Jan. 26, 2017, 3:08 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

"In Bangladesh, women are still restricted within their home from the birth with the perception that they will go away to other home after their marriage" (9).
Jan. 26, 2017, 2:32 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

"In Tajikistan, a bride traditionally moves to her in-laws home and joins a large extended family. This means she has little protection from her own relatives and is vulnerable to systematic bullying and abuse. Domestic violence is common" (para 6).
Nov. 16, 2016, 1:51 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

"In a traditional patriarchal society, where the identity and value of a woman is determined through her husband, widowhood is about much more than losing a husband. In India, from changing how she dresses to being treated with contempt by family members, especially by her in-laws, there is a lot that a widow must bear, often without complaining. The trauma doesn’t end there. The widow becomes a social pariah who is barred from participating in family events and is often denied property rights"(para 2). "The mother of a 3-year-old boy, Jyoti shunned these 'old-fashioned' beliefs. 'I come from a financially backward family and was compelled to give up my education ...more