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Latest items for MARR-PRACTICE-7

May 15, 2021, 7:08 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: CWC-DATA-2, MARR-PRACTICE-7, DV-DATA-1

"A woman who moves to her husband’s rural family home is especially vulnerable, Ms Li finds. Typically she would need to seek divorce in her husband’s local court. Often his relatives and neighbours, as well as police officers, decline to testify against a person they see as one of their own. Partly as a result, restraining orders against violent husbands remain vanishingly rare" (para 6).
Feb. 18, 2021, 6:18 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

“These offences against women and girls are a part of the story, but the full story starts with a girl not being as welcome as a boy, from birth. When sweets are distributed at the birth of a boy, not of a girl. When the boy child is nourished more than the girl, when a girl's movements are restricted and her freedoms and choices are curtailed, when she is sent as a domestic slave to her husband's home… If a girl is accorded no value, if a girl is worth less than a boy, then it stands to reason there will be men who believe they can do what they...more
Dec. 20, 2020, 6:53 p.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

"Married women have to reside in the matrimonial home chosen by their spouse. Under Sharia law, women should not be forced to reside with their spouse's family, or in the case of a polygamous marriage, with other wives" (4).
Nov. 18, 2020, 3:11 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-5, MARR-PRACTICE-7, AOM-PRACTICE-1, ATFPA-LAW-1, PW-LAW-1

"The Committee is concerned that, despite efforts such as the Royal Decree No. 55/2010 to prevent the practice of dowry from limiting women’s rights to choose their husbands freely, this custom continues to negatively impact on the rights of women. In this context it is also concerned about the fact that the man is considered the head of the family and married women cannot freely choose their place of residence according to the Personal Status Code. Furthermore the Committee is concerned at reports that, despite the legal prohibition, marriage of girls under the age of 18 is still widely practised and accepted by Omani custom. The Committee is also concerned...more
Oct. 16, 2020, 1:16 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7, AOM-PRACTICE-1

“At age 13, [Huda Shaarawi, a pioneer of feminism in Egypt] was married off to her cousin” (Para 5).
Aug. 26, 2020, 2:33 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

“[Mrs Akhter said,] 'There are some women who are married in Islamic ceremonies who believe they are married not only in the eyes of their communities but also under the law. There are others who participate in Islamic ceremonies relying on their husband's promise that there will be a civil registration afterwards which then never materialises'… Mrs Akhter…also wanted a civil ceremony but claimed her husband refused when they lived together in Pinner, Middlesex” (para 9, 13) The quote implies that many Islamic marriages in the UK are patriarchal because the husband is deciding whether or not the couple legally registers their marriage (MLB-CODER COMMENT).
Aug. 26, 2020, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: LO-LAW-1, LO-DATA-1, MARR-PRACTICE-7, MARR-LAW-3

“My name is Julienne Lusenge and I’m an activist for women’s rights in the DRC…[The] Family Code says that a married woman is basically a minor. At the age of 55 today I can’t own any property. I can’t own a house, I can’t even own a dog or a car. First I have to ask my husband for permission. He can then sign to say, yes she has bought it. So we’re working to get rid of all that from our Family Code” (para 2, 12).
Aug. 11, 2020, 7:11 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

“A heady mix of culture, tradition and empty belief culminate in a demand for the male child, for a girl is not a preferred choice. If anything, a girl is perceived as a liability for many, many families in India, while a boy is seen as an asset. To families that are ridden by poverty and schooled in a warped cultural ideology, a girl is perceived as an extra mouth to feed and an economic burden since she cannot work as a male child can, and since her marriage would demand the payment of a dowry. This drives many families to avoid the girl child at any cost: right from...more
June 22, 2020, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

"Women subject to this system of social control are married, often early, into households headed by their husband’s fathers; are subordinate to all men and the more senior women of the household" (pg 2).
June 14, 2020, 8:43 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7, MARR-PRACTICE-8

"All this is too late for Mehnaz, who was married at 13 to her cousin in their tiny village" (para 19).
Jan. 30, 2020, 1:05 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

"Any citizen who wishes to marry a foreigner must obtain the permission of the Ministry of Interior (see section 1.f.). A woman wishing to marry a foreigner must present proof of her parents’ approval. A foreign woman who wishes to marry a male citizen must prove to the ministry that she is 'of good conduct and behavior.'" (30).
Dec. 31, 2019, 4:08 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7, ATDW-LAW-1

"Likewise, the amended law clarifies that both male and female household members enjoy equal rights to the household’s land. In China, where it is customary for a newlywed woman to move into her husband’s village, women are often at risk of being denied their rightful share of land in their new household. The equal rights amendment guarantees women an equal share of their household land, and ensures they will retain those rights in the event of divorce" (para. 6).
Oct. 22, 2019, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Equatorial Guinea
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7, MARR-PRACTICE-8, WR-PRACTICE-1, PW-PRACTICE-3

"Although not widespread, levirate marriage, the practice by which a man is required to marry his brother’s widow, occurred" (20).
Sept. 5, 2019, 1:56 p.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

"The law dictates that in the absence of an agreement between spouses, men shall choose the residence of the family" (24).
Aug. 6, 2019, 8:14 a.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

"Local cultures are traditionally matrilineal, and all inheritable property is in the legal possession of women" (page 9).
May 25, 2019, 3:39 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

"Once married, a bride immediately moves into her husband’s household, where hostility and physical and emotional abuse from the husband, his other wives, or his family are common" (Pg 22).
May 21, 2019, 9:35 p.m.
Countries: Montenegro
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Montenegro can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (115).
May 21, 2019, 8:59 p.m.
Countries: Mongolia
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Mongolia can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (115).
May 21, 2019, 3:24 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Mozambique can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (116).
May 21, 2019, 2:47 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Morocco can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (116).
May 21, 2019, 10:09 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Myanmar can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (117).
May 20, 2019, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Namibia can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (117).
May 20, 2019, 1:57 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in the Netherlands can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (118).
May 20, 2019, 1:17 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Nepal can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (118).
May 18, 2019, 7:50 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Nicaragua can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (119).
May 18, 2019, 7:03 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in New Zealand can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (119).
May 17, 2019, 2:02 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Nigeria can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (120).
May 17, 2019, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Niger cannit legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (120).
May 16, 2019, 5:06 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Oman cannot legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (121).
May 16, 2019, 4:24 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Norway can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (121).