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Oct. 26, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: WR-DATA-1

"Twin quakes in April and May 2015 killed some 9,000 people in the Himalayan nation, leaving many women to fend for themselves in a country where widows face hostility, abuse, discrimination and even enslavement"(para 4)."Nepal has around half a million widows. Many lost their husbands during the war or to HIV. Others were widowed when their husbands died in accidents while working overseas as migrant laborers.Another factor is child marriage, with girls in Nepal often married off as teenagers to much older men"(para 13-14)."[Lily] Thapa founded WHR 20 years ago following the death of her husband in the Gulf War while he was working with a peace mission in Iraq. ...more
Oct. 20, 2017, 10 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: WR-DATA-1

"Three decades of conflict in Afghanistan have produced a vast population of war widows. Last year was the deadliest for Afghans since the U.S. invasion in 2001, with 2,690 civilian men and around 5,400 troops killed" (para 4). "The Afghan Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyred and Disabled says it pays benefits to the roughly 80,000 war widows who have registered to receive them" (para 7). "'We don’t have exact number of widows in Afghanistan because we don’t have data, and many widows are not registered with our ministry'" (para 10).
June 6, 2017, 10:55 a.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: WR-DATA-1

"Sri Lanka is home to an estimated 90,000 war widows” (1). This is a quote from the narrator at 0:28 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT). "For all the casualties [of the civil war], there’s almost as many war widows left behind” (1). This is a quote from the narrator at 2:13 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 26, 2017, 2:18 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: WR-DATA-1, ATDW-DATA-1

"It is also possible that a fraction of this decline was the result of an increase in widowhood, divorce, and spousal separation during the war" (17).
Jan. 26, 2017, 2:12 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: WR-DATA-1, NGOFW-PRACTICE-1, NGOFW-DATA-1

"Vrindavan is home to more than 20,000 widows, and over the years, many shelters for widows run by the government, private enterprises and NGOs have mushroomed in the city. The city, which is considered holy by Hindus, has become known as the 'City of Widows'" (para 3).
Oct. 8, 2016, 4:08 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: WR-DATA-1

“Among respondents age 15-49, women are more likely to be married (54% versus 36%) or widowed (7% versus 2%) than men. Differences were not observed in the proportion of women and men who were living together (1% each) or who were divorced or separated (5% each)” (31). “More than 20% of women in their 40s are widowed” (57). “Women are more likely than men to be widowed (7% versus 2%) while the proportion of women and men who are divorced or separated is identical (5%). More than one in five women age 40-49 are widowed” (58). “Since 2004, the proportion of women married or living together has increased slightly, from ...more
Oct. 8, 2016, 4:07 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: WR-DATA-1

“Three percent of women age 15-49 are widowed. The proportion of women who are widowed increases sharply with age and is mostly limited to older age groups: 8 percent of women age 40-44 and 13 percent of women age 45-49 are widowed” (40).
Sept. 14, 2016, 4:05 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: WR-DATA-1

“The universality of marriage in Nigeria probably reflects the social and economic security marriage is perceived to provide (National Population Commission [NPC], 1998). The proportion of women who are divorced, separated, or widowed (5 percent) is higher than the proportion among men (2 percent). Men are more likely than women to remarry after a divorce, separation, or widowhood” (31). “Two percent of women and 1 percent of men are separated or divorced, the same percentages observed in the 2008 NDHS. Three percent of women and less than 1 percent of men are widowed” (54). “Table 17.8 shows that 4 percent of women age 15-49 have ever been widowed” (339).more
Sept. 14, 2016, 3:55 p.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: WR-DATA-1

“Seven percent of women are formerly married (divorced, separated, or widowed)” (76). “Sixty-five percent of men age 15-49 have never been married, while 18 percent are married and 13 percent are living together. Four percent of men are either widowed, divorced, or separated. Men are less likely to be married and tend to marry at an older age than women” (76). “Only 3 percent of women reported having ever been widowed. Among those women, 40 percent said that they did not receive any of their husband’s assets” (255).
Sept. 14, 2016, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: WR-DATA-1

“Women are more likely to be married or living together with a partner (i.e., in union) than men (57 percent versus 48 percent). More women than men are also divorced or separated (8 percent versus 4 percent) or widowed (3 percent versus less than 1 percent)” (32). “A higher proportion of men (48 percent) than women (33 percent) have never been married. In combination, the percentage who are divorced, separated, or widowed is almost three times as high among women as among men (11 percent and 4 percent, respectively)” (49).
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:50 a.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: WR-DATA-1

“Women (11 percent) are more likely than men (5 percent) to be divorced, separated, or widowed” (33). “A higher proportion of men (44 percent) than women (29 percent) have never been married. A lower proportion of men are divorced, separated, or widowed compared with women (5 percent and 11 percent, respectively)” (55).
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:46 a.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: WR-DATA-1

“Ten percent of women and 6 percent of men are living together with their partners, 3 percent of women and 4 percent of men are divorced or separated, and 6 percent of women and 1 percent of men are widowed” (27). “While four in ten women are either married or living together, the corresponding proportion for men is as many as eight in ten. On the other hand, women are much more likely than men to be widowed (49 percent compared with 13 percent)” (84). “Altogether six percent of women surveyed have been widowed” (271).
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:45 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: WR-DATA-1

“Three out of five respondents are either married or living together with a man. Over one-third are never married (35 percent), while the remaining 5 percent are either divorced, separated or widowed” (19). “Table 3.4 shows that television is the most popular mass media for women (81 percent watching at least once a week). Majority of respondents are exposed to radio at least once a week (53 percent), while only 27 percent read a newspaper or magazine at least once a week. Almost one in three women accesses the internet at least once a week (30 percent)” (23). “More than two out of five women ages 15-19 access the internet ...more
July 27, 2016, 10:06 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: MARR-DATA-2, WR-DATA-1

“Eight in ten women (80 percent) and more than six in ten men (63 percent) are currently married or cohabiting. Three percent of women and less than 1 percent of men age 15-49 are widowed. The proportion of women who are widowed increases sharply with age and is mostly limited to older age groups: 7 percent of women age 40-44 and 13 percent of women age 45-49 are widowed” (48).
July 27, 2016, 10:05 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: WR-DATA-1

“Six percent of female respondents and 3 percent of male respondents are divorced, separated, or widowed” (33). “Twenty-eight percent of women have never married, while six percent are divorced, separated or widowed” (53).
May 1, 2016, 2:08 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: WR-DATA-1

“An additional 12 percent of women were no longer in union at the time of the survey (5 percent divorced or separated and 7 percent widowed); only 2 percent of men were no longer in union” (18). “Single women and men account for 35 percent and 49 percent of the population, respectively. In addition, 12 percent of women are no longer in union, mainly because of widowhood (7 percent), while the proportion of men who are no longer in union (2 percent) is much lower” (21).
April 30, 2016, 2:05 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: WR-DATA-1

“The data indicate that 23 percent of women have never married, 72 percent are currently married, 2 percent are divorced, and 2 percent are widowed” (105). “The proportion of women who are widowed increases steadily with age, from less than 1 percent of women under age 30 to 5 percent of women age 40-44, and then to 8 percent of women age 45-49, while the proportion divorced is highest (4 percent) among two age groups, women 40-44 and women 45-49” (105).
April 27, 2016, 7:31 p.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: WR-DATA-1

“The data further show that female respondents are more likely than male respondents to be divorced or separated (9 percent versus 4 percent) or widowed (4 percent versus less than 1 percent)” (33). “The proportion of married women increases rapidly from 17 percent among women age 15-19 and peaks at age 30-34 at 79 percent. The proportion married at age 35-39 declines with age to 72 percent at age 45-49. The lower percentage of women in union at age 45-49 can be attributed to widowhood, which affects 13 percent in this age group” (55).
April 27, 2016, 9:05 a.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: WR-DATA-1

“While women are as likely as men to be divorced or separated, women are much more likely than men to be widowed (3 percent and less than 1 percent, respectively)” (33).
April 26, 2016, 2:17 p.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: WR-DATA-1

“The proportion not currently married varies by gender, with 25 percent of women never married compared with 32 percent of men. Women are more than three times as likely as men to be divorced, separated, or widowed (7 percent and 2 percent, respectively)” (47). “Four percent of women of reproductive age are divorced or separated, and 3 percent are widows” (97). “Widowhood also increases with age among men, but not to the same extent as among women. Only 2 percent of men age 45-49 are widowed, as compared with 11 percent of women. This is likely due to men’s greater propensity to remarry after having been widowed” (98).more
April 26, 2016, 2:16 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: WR-DATA-1

“Among the ever-married women in the EDHS sample, 94 percent were currently married, 3 percent widowed, and 3 percent divorced or separated” (27). “Overall, 70 percent of women are currently married, 2 percent are widowed, 2 percent are divorced or separated (not living together), and 26 percent have never been married” (90). “Table 7.1 shows that, as expected, the proportion widowed increases steadily with age, from less than 1 percent among women under age 30 to 11 percent among women age 45-49. The proportion divorced and separated does not exceed 4 percent of women in any age group” (90).
April 26, 2016, 2:15 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: WR-DATA-1

“Sixty-one percent of women age 15-49 are currently married. Two percent of women age 15-49 are divorced and 2 percent are widowed. As expected the proportions currently married, divorced, and widowed all increase with age” (37).
April 1, 2016, 10:10 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: WR-DATA-1

"Decades of conflict created a generation of war widows. Some 2 million nation wide, including 50,000 who live in the capital city of Kabul". This statement was made at 0:19 by the Narrator (ENB-CODER COMMENT)
Feb. 20, 2016, 4:48 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: WR-DATA-1

"The highest levels of widowhood (above 40 per cent among women aged 60 to 64) are found in some sub-Saharan African countries, especially in those countries that experienced political events such as conflicts (for example, in Burundi, Rwanda and Sierra Leone), as well as those with high HIV prevalence (such as Lesotho, Malawi and Zimbabwe)," (19). ""For example, in Lesotho and Zimbabwe—two countries with a high prevalence of HIV, women became widows at significantly younger ages in the early 2000s than in the 1990s (figure 1.17)," (19).
Feb. 20, 2016, 4:48 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: WR-DATA-1

"The highest levels of widowhood (above 40 per cent among women aged 60 to 64) are found in some sub-Saharan African countries, especially in those countries that experienced political events such as conflicts (for example, in Burundi, Rwanda and Sierra Leone), as well as those with high HIV prevalence (such as Lesotho, Malawi and Zimbabwe)," (19). ""For example, in Lesotho and Zimbabwe—two countries with a high prevalence of HIV, women became widows at significantly younger ages in the early 2000s than in the 1990s (figure 1.17)...In Zimbabwe, the proportion of widows 30 in the 30 to 34 age group tripled between 1992 25 and 2002," (19).
Feb. 20, 2016, 4:48 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia, Mongolia, Pakistan
Variables: WR-DATA-1

"The most recent available data for countries in the region show widowhood prevalence levels over 40 per cent among women aged 60 to 64 in Indonesia, Mongolia and Pakistan. In the latter two countries, widowhood levels among men aged 60 to 64 were also considerably higher than in other countries in the region," (19).
Feb. 20, 2016, 4:48 p.m.
Countries: Belarus, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine
Variables: WR-DATA-1

"In some countries of Eastern Europe such as Belarus, the Republic of Moldova, the Russian Federation and Ukraine, where, among women, it did not decline and even increased slightly due to negative trends in male mortality," (19-20).
Feb. 20, 2016, 4:48 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: WR-DATA-1

"The highest levels of widowhood (above 40 per cent among women aged 60 to 64) are found in some sub-Saharan African countries, especially in those countries that experienced political events such as conflicts (for example, in Burundi, Rwanda and Sierra Leone), as well as those with high HIV prevalence (such as Lesotho, Malawi and Zimbabwe)," (19). "As for the impact of conflict on widowhood, data for Rwanda show that as a result of the civil war and genocide in the early 1990s, the proportion of widowed women aged 30 to 34 increased nearly sixfold between 1991 and 2002," (19).
Feb. 20, 2016, 4:48 p.m.
Countries: Burundi, Malawi, Sierra Leone
Variables: WR-DATA-1

"The highest levels of widowhood (above 40 per cent among women aged 60 to 64) are found in some sub-Saharan African countries, especially in those countries that experienced political events such as conflicts (for example, in Burundi, Rwanda and Sierra Leone), as well as those with high HIV prevalence (such as Lesotho, Malawi and Zimbabwe)," (19).
Feb. 1, 2016, 1:58 a.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: WR-PRACTICE-2, WR-DATA-1

"There are 245 million widows worldwide. 115 million of whom live in poverty. Once you do not have the identity of their husband, then they lose more than just their identity and more their property" (para 32)