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July 1, 2022, 11:43 a.m.
Countries: East Timor

"Awareness-raising is conducted through parenting education programmes conducted at community-level under the MSSI family related policies.52 These programmes, implemented in 2 municipalities, promote harmony in the family and challenge traditional patriarchal values during community sessions,53 especially by emphasizing the significant role of fathers and equal participation of men in the caring and rearing of their children" (13).
March 25, 2022, 8:54 p.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: CBMC-PRACTICE-1

"Sharia (Islamic) courts, which adjudicate criminal and family law cases, may impose flogging as punishment for adultery, prostitution, consensual premarital sex, pregnancy outside marriage, defamation of character, and drug or alcohol charges. Reports of flogging were rare and tended to be confined to only a few jurisdictions" (3). This indicates that society values children being born to a married couple (JLR-CODER COMMENT).
March 9, 2022, 7:20 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: CBMC-PRACTICE-1

"The next battle came when Ms. Isakov sought therapy for Leon and was told by the hospital that she needed to get the signature of the boy’s father. Registering Leon at a new kindergarten and getting him routine inoculations also required Mr. Moshe’s signature. Mr. Moshe refused to sign" (Para. 27).
Jan. 6, 2022, 12:09 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: CBMC-PRACTICE-1

"The societal attitudes concerning whether or not children need both father and mother is irrelevant. Fathers are usually not around, they are either working or have two or three other families. He will provide financially but not emotionally. Mothers are the ones who are constantly showing affection and providing for their kids" (1).
Aug. 3, 2021, 2:44 p.m.
Countries: France

"...One phenomenon that is very specific to France is the law that grants equal custody of children to both parents after divorce. The fact that the father is now expected to be equally involved in the everyday aspects of bringing up his children is huge progress” (para 24).
July 3, 2021, 4:03 p.m.
Countries: Morocco

"Article 32 of the constitution states that 'the family based on the relationship of legitimate marriage is the basic cell of society,' but adds 'the State will ensure equal legal protection, and equal social and moral consideration for all children regardless of their familial status.' Article 148 of the Moudawana contradicts Article 32 of the constitution, stating that 'Illegitimate filiation does not produce any of the effects of legitimate filiation in relation to the father.' The mother does not receive the same ruling as Article 146 states, 'filiation, whether it results from a legitimate or illegitimate relationship, is the same in relation to the mother, as regards the effects which...more
Feb. 10, 2021, 1:09 a.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: CBMC-PRACTICE-1

"Rihana Shekh Dhafali is 17 years old. Rihana was married around a year-and-a-half ago, when she was 15 or 16 years old. She said she was often made to starve for four or five days in a row. Her mother-in-law tried to set her on fire once, but Rihana escaped and fled to India to her cousins. Her in-laws pleaded and apologized and took her back, only to repeat the crime in another 20 days" (para 24).
Dec. 23, 2020, 9:26 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: CBMC-PRACTICE-1

"A rise in the number of stay-at-home fathers is occurring side by side with another important parenting trend of the past half century: a rising share of fathers who don’t live with their children at all. About 16 percent of fathers with young children lived apart from all of their children" (para 5). "Also worth noting: mothers are far more likely than fathers to be living with their children" (para 5).
Dec. 23, 2020, 3:19 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: CBMC-PRACTICE-1

"Women are responsible for fulfilling the ‘Reproductive Role’; bearing and rearing of children, household chores and social and religious responsibilities. Their respect is correlated to the extent of their compliance to this triple role; and a woman may be labeled immoral on challenging the role" (para 18).
July 19, 2020, 1:45 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: CBMC-PRACTICE-1

"Overall, 11% of women are shorter than 145 cm. A total of 17% women are thin, with 11% mildly thin and 6% moderately and severely thin. Further, 22% are overweight or obese, with 17% being overweight and 5% obese" (233). "17% of men are thin, with 12% mildly thin and 5% moderately and severely thin. Further, 17% are overweight or obese, with 15% being overweight and almost 3% obese" (234). "The undernutrition statuses of both men and women are similar, with 17% of both being thin (BMI less than 18.5). In contrast, the overweight and obesity statuses are more common in women (22%) than in men (17%)" (235).more
May 29, 2020, 12:04 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: CBMC-PRACTICE-1

"There was no word in Dari, a language spoken in Afghanistan, to describe a single mother. "They are fighting against a culture that doesn't even recognize them," says Hayeri, a Tehran-based photographer" (para 2).
March 7, 2020, 6:39 a.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: CBMC-PRACTICE-1

"For El Hadji Souley Moussa, a 60-year-old retired bank employee in Niger, 'marrying off a daughter when she is young is a source of great pride. This way, she is protected from pregnancy outside of marriage'" (para 1).
Dec. 14, 2019, 3:07 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: CBMC-PRACTICE-1

"'It's not too much of an exaggeration to say that people in Japan get married because they want to have kids,' said Mary C. Brinton, a professor of sociology at Harvard University who focuses on contempory Japan. 'If you're not going to have kids, there are fewer reasons to get married in Japan'" (para 42). The cultural attitude that couples marry primarily to have children suggests that Japanese society still values two-parent households (RO-CODER COMMENT).
March 11, 2019, 11:13 a.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: CBMC-PRACTICE-1

"Over 300 councils of mothers have been established under the People’s Assembly of Kazakhstan. In order to provide advisory services on family education issues, family education centres have been opened in eight regions. Since 2016, in order to enhance the role of fathers in the upbringing of children, a national fathers’ forum has been held every year. Through the efforts of 70 active fathers, the public association 'Fathers’ Union' has been established and is represented in eight regions" (19).
Oct. 19, 2018, 10:12 p.m.
Countries: Comoros

"In Comoran society, children born outside of marriage are not highly regarded" (page 61).
Sept. 26, 2018, 10:49 a.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: CBMC-PRACTICE-1

"Annet Nyaburu is only 18 years old, but she is a mother of two boys, aged 4 and 3. At 13, she fell pregnant and dropped out of school after her mother, a widow, decided she was better off married to the father of her child to secure her future" (para 1).
March 20, 2018, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: Gambia

"The Committee is concerned about reports that a high number of children are not immediately registered at birth and that cumbersome procedures are in place for the registration of children above 5 years of age. It notes with concern reports of obstacles to the registration of the birth of children born out of wedlock, often resulting from the stigmatization faced by single mothers. The Committee recommends that the State party ensure that all children born in the State party, including those born out of wedlock or in rural areas, are immediately registered at birth to enable them to gain access to citizenship, education and health, and that it take steps...more
Dec. 7, 2017, 5:29 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: CBMC-PRACTICE-1

"On Jan. 14, the Turkish parliament established an investigative commission called 'Protecting the Integrity of Family,' with the purpose of investigating the causes of the skyrocketing divorce rates" (para 1). "The marriage will be observed for five years and if there is no physical violence then there will be no punishment. . . . Kesir said that when the men are jailed, the women and the children suffer" (para 5). "The report advocates that if the divorce court observes there is still hope for the couple and their marriage; they will be referred to work with family advisers" (para 13). (Coder comment: if the government deems it necessary to prevent...more
Sept. 21, 2017, 5:35 p.m.
Countries: United States

"This whole legal mess is rooted in laws that were written more than half a century ago, experts say. Back then, society didn't legally acknowledge parental rights for children who were born to unmarried women -- 'or, to use an antiquated term, "born out of wedlock,"' said Multnomah County, Oregon, Circuit Court Judge Katherine Tennyson, president of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges. 'So traditionally, laws didn't take into account how was the child was conceived'"(para 27-28)."Attorney Shauna Prewitt, who also became pregnant from a rape and chose to raise her child, believes society has created a 'biased prototype ... that all pregnant, raped women hate their...more
Aug. 25, 2017, 1:37 p.m.
Countries: United States

"Other single women, and to a lesser extent single men, are increasingly choosing to adopt and raise a child in a one-parent household. ... in the United States it estimated that in the last few years approximately 25 percent of special needs adoption and 5 percent of adoptions were by single parents" (para 16).
Aug. 25, 2017, 1:35 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom

"Other single women, and to a lesser extent single men, are increasingly choosing to adopt and raise a child in a one-parent household. In the United Kingdom 10 percent of all adoptions between 2012 and 2013 were done by single persons" (para 16).
Aug. 24, 2017, 3:28 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar

“The government in Burma is considering introducing a law that would see men jailed for up to seven years if they get a woman pregnant but do not marry her. A senior official said the legislation was being introduced as part of measures designed to strengthen women's rights” (para 1-2). “If the law successfully passes through parliament, it would mean men face a penalty of up to five years in prison if they refuse to marry a woman after they have lived together, and up to seven if she is pregnant” (para 4).
Aug. 9, 2017, 8:04 p.m.
Countries: Georgia
Variables: CBMC-PRACTICE-1

"TBILISI, Georgia – The camera zooms in, panning across a marble mantle covered with family photos of three young boys and their happy, smiling parents, then stops on what studies have shown is a statistically uncommon sight in Georgia: A father – in this case Zviad Kvaratskhelia, best-selling author and publisher – sitting in his living room, spending the day alone with his kids – Nikoloz, age 5, Demetre, 3, and Alexandre, 1"(para 1)."'I had never spent time alone with my kids before. They found it bizarre at first to see me changing diapers and cooking for them,' says Zviad. 'But we mustn’t take our families for granted. We must...more
June 14, 2017, 10:31 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: CBMC-PRACTICE-1

"Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and other government officials have argued that the new loophole is necessary to save pregnant teenagers from social ostracism. 'Our rural society is very cruel,' said Rebecca Momin, the head of the parliamentary committee on women and children. 'They will point their finger at the pregnant girl,' she said. 'She will be an outcast in school and elsewhere. People will say nasty things to the girl’s parents'" (para 5-7).
Jan. 26, 2017, 2:18 p.m.
Countries: Iraq

"Virtually all births in Iraq occur within marriage, since extramarital childbearing is subject to strong cultural and religious sanctions" (9).
Oct. 8, 2016, 4:07 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh

“Marriage in Bangladesh marks the point in a woman’s life when childbearing becomes socially acceptable” (41).
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:46 a.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: CBMC-PRACTICE-1

“Most children who are living with a single parent live with their mother (38 percent) rather than their father (6 percent)” (263). “A high proportion of boys and girls age 12-14 are being looked after by their biological mothers (55 percent) when they are at home, 27 percent by their grandmother, and 26 percent by their biological fathers” (276). “Children who live with both parents are more likely to mention their mothers than their fathers as their caregivers (92 percent compared with 73 percent)” (276). “It is worth highlighting the role of grandmothers in giving care to children, even when both parents are still alive (21 percent). Half of children...more
July 27, 2016, 10:06 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh

“The proportion of women who have never married affects fertility levels in a society like Bangladesh, where childbearing outside marriage is uncommon” (48). “Marriage in Bangladesh marks the point in a woman’s life when childbearing becomes socially acceptable” (50).
July 27, 2016, 10:05 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone

“About 14 percent live with their mother only while the father is alive; a slightly higher proportion than observed in the 2008 SLDHS (10 percent)” (21). “Seven percent live with their father while the mother is alive; a slightly higher proportion (9 percent) was observed in 2008” (21).
July 27, 2016, 8:29 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: CBMC-PRACTICE-1

"However, child marriage in America extends far beyond immigrant communities; it has been a longstanding practice in certain cases in which a girl becomes pregnant and there is a desire that the child have married parents" (para 27)