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June 15, 2021, 10:20 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Botswana, Brunei, Burundi, Comoros, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Haiti, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: PW-SCALE-1

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June 11, 2021, 10:44 a.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: ATC-DATA-3

"Reservation: '..... subject to reservations to article 2; article 9, paragraph 2, concerning the grant of a woman's nationality to her children; article 15, paragraph 4, concerning freedom of movement and of residence and domicile; article 16, paragraph 1 (c), (d), (f) and (g), concerning equal rights and responsibilities during marriage and at its dissolution with regard to guardianship, the right to choose a family name, maintenance and adoption; article 16, paragraph 2, concerning the legal effect of the betrothal and the marriage of a child, inasmuch as this provision is incompatible with the provisions of the Islamic Shariah; and article 29, paragraph 1, concerning arbitration between States in the...more
May 24, 2021, 2:08 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: ISTD-DATA-3

"In 2018, there were .01 new HIV infections per 1,000 uninfected population in Syria" (p 47).
May 24, 2021, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in Syria was 15.4 per 10,000 population" (p 64).
May 24, 2021, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in Syria was 15.4 per 10,000 population" (p 64).
May 24, 2021, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: MISA-DATA-1

In 2016, the prevalence of anaemia in women of reporducticve age (15-49 years) in Syria was 33.6% (p 72).
April 19, 2021, 4:21 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Benin, Burma/Myanmar, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Lesotho, Liberia, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Yemen
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-2

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April 19, 2021, 3:55 p.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Suriname, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkey, United States, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam
Variables: AOM-SCALE-3

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April 19, 2021, 3:54 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, D R Congo, Denmark, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North Korea, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam
Variables: AOM-SCALE-2

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April 7, 2021, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

"In 2016, the life expectancy at birth in Syria was 59.4 years for males and 68.9 years for females" (p 46).
April 2, 2021, 9:47 a.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: IM-DATA-1

"In 2018, the under-five mortality rate in Syria was 17 per 1000 live births" (p 47).
March 31, 2021, 3:37 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: MMR-SCALE-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Syria was 31 per 100,000 live births" (p 47).
March 31, 2021, 3:22 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Syria was 31 per 100,000 live births" (p 47).
March 30, 2021, 7:40 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"In 2020 the maternal mortality ratio for women in Syria was 31 per 100,000 live births" (p 47).
March 8, 2021, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Colombia, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Gabon, Gambia, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Zimbabwe
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-1

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Feb. 18, 2021, 2:48 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: PW-PRACTICE-3

"The imbalances created by war have prompted religious authorities to be more lax. 'Many men are dead, missing or have gone abroad,' said judge Mahmud al-Maarawi, who heads the religious court that oversees personal status issues for Syria's Sunni Muslims. 'So there are more women than men, and the solution from a legal and religious point of view is polygamy,' he told AFP. 'The tribunals bypass the restrictions put in place by law to allow a man to take a second wife... It has solved many problems.' For many women, the decision to wed an already married man is born of economic hardship. 'Women who in ordinary circumstances would have...more
Feb. 18, 2021, 2:45 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: PW-LAW-1

"In Syria, the personal status law for Muslims, which is applied for issues such as marriage, divorce and inheritance, is derived from religious law. Other religious groups, like the Christians and Druze, are regulated by their own religious tribunals... Nowadays, the practice is fairly uncommon in much of the Muslim world, with many countries placing restrictions on multiple marriages. In Syria, these include limits on the age difference between spouses and guarantees that the husband can pay for separate homes for each wife" (para 9-10, 12-13).
Feb. 18, 2021, 2:42 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: PW-DATA-1

"According to official figures, polygamous relationships accounted for 30 percent of marriages registered in Damascus in 2015, up from just five percent in 2010" (para 5).
Feb. 13, 2021, 12:40 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lesotho, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Uganda, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

Table 1: Sex ratio and share of female population in urban and rural areas, selected countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia, latest available year (1999–2008) shows sex ratios between urban and rural areas in different countries.
Feb. 10, 2021, 11:41 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-8

"She fled Syria with her extended family. When she had to share accommodation with male relatives she was married off to Qassem, her cousin. The couple seemed happy in each other's company, but Alaa is pregnant, and worried" (para 19).
Feb. 10, 2021, 11:41 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: AOM-DATA-2

"Almost one third ( 32% ) of refugee marriages in Jordan involve a girl under 18, according to the latest figures from Unicef. This refers to registered marriages, so the actual figure may be much higher. The rate of child marriage in Syria before the war was 13%" (para 6).
Feb. 10, 2021, 11:41 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"In Zaatari camp - a city of the dispossessed sprouting in the desert - some are married before they reach their teens" (para 9). "Jordanian midwife Mounira Shaban, known in the camp as 'Mama Mounira', was invited to the wedding of a 12-year old girl and a 14-year old boy. She could not bring herself to attend. 'I felt like I wanted to cry,' she said. 'I felt like she was my daughter. I think this is violence. It's a shame. If a girl is 18 or over they think she is old and will not marry'" (para 10-11). "'These guys from the Gulf know there are families in need...more
Feb. 10, 2021, 11:41 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"Her mother - a Syrian war widow - sat alongside. She told us she accepted 10,000 Jordanian dinars ($14,117/£8,248) for her daughter because she had seven more children she could not provide for. 'I would never have considered this back in Syria but we came here with nothing, not even a mattress to sleep on. I thought the money would secure the future of my children. He took advantage of our situation'" (para 30-31).
Feb. 10, 2021, 11:41 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-6

"Saying 'no' was not an option for another teenage refugee in the city, who had dreams of becoming a lawyer. Instead she was married off at 14 to a 50-year-old from Kuwaiti. She told her story from beneath a black veil, which concealed her face, but not the pain in her eyes" (para 28).
Feb. 10, 2021, 11:41 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-5

"Local sources say the going rate for a bride is between 2,000 and 10,000 Jordanian dinars ($2,800/£1,635 to $14,000/£8,180) with another 1,000 ($1,400/£818) going to the broker" (para 5).
Feb. 10, 2021, 11:41 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-1

"'I am not scared of divorce. I know I will start a new life, but I am scared that my daughter will be taken from me,' she said. 'I will die without her. A mother's heart burns if her child is taken from her'" (para 16).
Feb. 10, 2021, 11:41 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"Almost one third ( 32% ) of refugee marriages in Jordan involve a girl under 18, according to the latest figures from Unicef. This refers to registered marriages, so the actual figure may be much higher. The rate of child marriage in Syria before the war was 13%. Some families marry off their daughters because of tradition. Others see a husband as protection for their daughters, but the UN says most are driven by poverty" (para 6-7).
Feb. 10, 2021, 11:41 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: IAW-PRACTICE-1

"The two-month old wriggled in her arms, snug in a pink and white baby-grow, and her mother's love. But her husband is threatening to take the child away, as the price of her freedom" (para 15).
Feb. 8, 2021, 10:50 p.m.
Countries: Syria, Turkey, Yemen
Variables: PW-PRACTICE-3

"Several reports suggest that in other humanitarian contexts polygamous unions have increased as a result of poverty. In Yemen, polygamy was indicated as a strategy by men to increase their income from begging conducted by multiple wives, while in Turkey, poverty in the refugee community resulted in polygamous marriages between Syrian women refugees and men in the host community" (para 62).
Feb. 4, 2021, 6:07 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-3

"A friend of Eren’s married a Syrian woman last year who he said was pious and subservient. Wanting the same, Eren pursued an arranged marriage with Nur, promising her escape from the Kilis Camp on Turkey’s southern border. After he raped her repeatedly on their honeymoon, Nur fled, taking shelter at her brother’s house. But Nur says the stigma of divorce for Syrian women is unbearable, and so she prepares to reconcile with Eren" (para 3). "Having fled the war, Syrian women and girls are vulnerable to exploitation and increasing levels of abuse. Some look to marriage for protection, others are victims of pimps or matchmakers out for profit. Recently,...more