MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA PRACTICES, REPRESENTATIONS AND RAMIFICATIONS OF BRIDEWEALTH

Bridewealth Project

Multi-countries

Newspaper and magazine articles

-Is bride price still relevant?, Sunday Standard, February 2 2015
http://www.sundaystandard.info/bride-price-still-relevant

-Scandal of 'summer brides', The Independent, July 14 2012
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/scandal-of-summer-brides-7944467.html

Websites and blogs

-The Bride Price of Syria's Refugees, Salaam Cultural Museum, December 5 2012
https://salaamculturalmuseum.wordpress.com/2012/12/11/the-bride-price-of-syrias-refugees/

-North Africa, Islamic Family Law
https://scholarblogs.emory.edu/islamic-family-law/socialcultural-information-by-region/north-africa/

-Kurdish Families - Kurdish Marriage Patterns, Marriage and Family Encyclopedia
http://family.jrank.org/pages/1026/Kurdish-Families-Kurdish-Marriage-Patterns.html

Algeria

-Marriage in Algeria, A Different World, December 10 2008
http://geowithmrp.wikifoundry.com/page/Marriage+in+Algeria

Iran

-In Iran, grooms to escape jail over dowry debts, Deutsche Welle, August 19 2015
http://www.dw.com/en/in-iran-grooms-to-escape-jail-over-dowry-debts/a-18658344

-Child Bride Practice Rising in Iran, Parliament Seeks to Lower Girl's Legal Marriage Age To 9, International Business Times, August 30 2012
http://www.ibtimes.com/child-bride-practice-rising-iran-parliament-seeks-lower-girls-legal-marriage-age-9-760263

-Culture of Iran: Iranian Marriage Ceremony, Its History & Symbolism, The Iran Chamber Society, December 2001
http://www.iranchamber.com/culture/articles/iranian_marriage_ceremony.php

Iraq

-Underage Marriage of Iraqi Girls Rises, Al-Monitor, December 23 2012
http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/culture/2012/12/the-underage-marriage-crisis-in-iraq.html

-Kurdish Women, Jewish Women's Archives, March 01 2009
https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/kurdish-women

-The happiest place in Iraq: Baghdad's marriage bureau, The Christian Science Monitor, July 7 2004
http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0707/p01s01-woiq.html

Jordan

-Marriage Costly: Arabs' Path to Altar No Walk in Park, Los Angeles Times, November 4 1986
http://articles.latimes.com/1986-11-04/news/mn-16132_1_arab-world

Morocco

-Berbers, African Wedding Traditions
http://africanweddingtraditions.com/african-wedding-rituals.html

Oman

-High cost of Omani weddings pose challenge for men, Reuters, June 14 2011
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-oman-weddings-idUSTRE75D3VS20110614

Syria

Newspaper and magazine articles

-In Jordan, Ever Younger Syrian Brides, The New York Times, September 13 2014
https://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/14/world/middleeast/in-jordan-ever-younger-syrian-brides.html?_r=0

-A Syrian Refugee Wedding: Early marriage and domestic violence in the camps are a fact of life for girls fleeing the civil war, The Nation, June 05 2013
https://www.thenation.com/article/syrian-refugee-wedding/

-Syria's refugee brides: 'My daughter is willing to sacrifice herself for her family', The Star, March 12 2013
https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2013/03/22/young_brides_displaced_by_syria_conflict_sought_by_older_grooms.html

Websites and blogs

-Teenage Brides Are For Sale in Syrian Refugee Camp in Jordan!, Dbsejeyarah.com, September 12 2013
http://dbsjeyaraj.com/dbsj/archives/25619

-Child marriage in emergencies: A fatal mistake, Relief Web
http://reliefweb.int/report/syrian-arab-republic/child-marriage-emergencies-fatal-mistake

Yemen

-High dowries leave marriage out of reach for many Yemeni youths, National Yemen, April 16 2013
https://nationalyemen.com/2013/04/16/high-dowries-leave-marriage-out-of-reach-for-many-yemeni-youths/