Women in Global Politics notes 10

Women in Global Politics notes 10 - POLYGAMY IN CENTRAL...

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POLYGAMY IN CENTRAL ASIA What is polygamy? Practice or condition of having more than one spouse, especially a wife, at one time Under Sharia Law: - A man can have 2, 3, 4 wives - Must be able to physically and materially satisfy all wives - Sometimes need permission from first wife Why is polygamy being practiced? - Economice hardships men emigrating to other countries for work, single women with or without children - Revivalism of islam in the post-soviet states - Has a long history in central asia - Polygamy in central asia - Under soviet control, polygamy is illegal could not completely eradicate - Uzbekistan, taikistan, and krgystan consider polygamy a criminal act - Kazakhstan decriminalized in 1998 - Turnmenistan is only country where permitted Uzbekistan - Polugamy has become a widespread phenomenon - Mass emigration of men to find work - Many women feel it is better to be a second wife, than a lonely wife get financial support - Young women have turned to polygamy because it is better than being single stigmata of being single - Men believe they are saving the reputation of these single women - In 2010: uzbek senior police officer was turned it by first wife Krygyzstan - Have had many proposals to legalize polygamy supporter: justice Minister Kayipov - Men are marrying younger women to better improve polygamy, men should marry widows that have children to help support them financially
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