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gamophobia.

marriage

The legal joining of two adults.
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In all such statements and documents, by those who defend the bride price and those who attack it, by ni-Vanuatu themselves and by foreign commentators in places like Canberra and Geneva, there is a pervasive, shared set of binaries--between gifts and commodities, between women as persons of value in local kinship exchanges and women as being like things with a price tag, between women as agents of benign customary practices and women as victims of commoditisation, violence, and invented traditions.
The impact of poverty on bride price was one of the most dramatic influences reported to affect marriage practices in these settings, as the conflicts in northern Uganda and eastern DRC negatively altered family and community economies.
These issues need to be understood in the context of Emecheta's Bride Price.
Social customs are here enforced by the fact that her father may not want to refund his son-in-law with the heavy bride price he has pocketed, to which may be furthermore added the expenses of the wedding ceremony (sacrificed pig and chickens provided or paid by the son-in-law).
We need those in authority to take the law more seriously, but change will happen fastest when communities recognize that the economic and social value of educating girls outweighs their bride price.
Today, even reasonable boys pay just $50 bride price and a copy of the holy Koran after making the girl pregnant or seeing her secretly for months.
Back to our story of the bride price, I understand that the purpose for the bride price is to bring the two families together and not for anyone to benefit.
One young man in a class taught by a teacher in this group read The Bride Price and wrote in an essay, in fact, that "We're imposing Western values by the way we read this book.
The perception is that education reduces bride price, and it's very difficult to convince the people otherwise.
Human rights advocates call for similar changes today--minimum legal age for marriage, an end to bride price, equal education--and having signed international human rights agreements (such as CEDAW, the 1979 Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women), Afghanistan is bound to comply.
They were routinely sold by their fathers for the bride price and bought by their husbands as a down payment on sons and those were deemed the lucky ones.
A woman seeking a divorce also must repay a portion of her bride price, which creates an additional hardship.