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Marriage, also called matrimony or wedlock, is a culturally recognised union between people, called spouses, that establishes rights and obligations between them, as well as between them and their children, and between them and their in-laws. The definition of marriage varies around the world, not only between cultures and between religions, but also throughout the history of any given culture and religion. Over time, it has expanded and also constricted who and what is encompassed. Typically, it is an institution in which interpersonal relationships, usually sexual, are acknowledged or sanctioned. In some cultures, marriage is recommended or considered to be compulsory before pursuing any sexual activity. When defined broadly, marriage is considered a cultural universal. Article 16 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights declares that "Men and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry and to found a family. They are entitled to equal rights as to marriage, during marriage and at its dissolution. Marriage shall be entered into only with the free and full consent of the intending spouses."

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Organizations relating to Marriage

Worldwide Marriage Encounter / Est. 1952
Convention on the Recognition of Divorces and Legal Separations / The Hague, Netherlands / Est. 1970
Protocol Concerning the Adhesion of States Not Represented at the Third Conference on Private International Law to the Convention of June 12 1902, Relating to the Settlement of the Conflicts of Laws and Jurisdictions as Regards Divorce and Separation / Est. 1923
Convention on the Voluntary Recognition of Children Born out of Wedlock / Est. 1980
Organization of Spouses of the European Commission / Est. 1997
Convention of 6 Feb 1931 Containing Certain Provisions of Private International Law Regarding Marriage, Adoption and Guardianship / Est. 1953
International Ministers\' Wives and Widows Association / Macon GA, USA / Est. 1941
Convention Relating to the Settlement of the Conflict of Laws Concerning Marriage / Est. 1902
Convention Concerning the Establishment of an International Scheme for the Maintenance of Rights under Invalidity, Old-age and Widows\' and Orphans\' Insurance / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1936
Convention Relating to the Settlement of the Conflict of Laws and Jurisdictions as Regards to Divorce and Separation / Est. 1902
Family Life Mission / Kehl, Germany / Est. 1980
European Institute for the Best Interests of the Child / Edegem, Belgium / Est. 1992
French Association for Multi-Ethnic Couples / Est. 1982
Convention Containing Certain Provisions of Private International Law Regarding Marriage, Adoption and Guardianship / Est. 1931
Convention on Legitimation by Marriage / Est. 1970
Convention Concerning the Issuance of a Certificate of Matrimonial Capacity / Est. 1980
Convention to Facilitate the Celebration of Marriages Abroad / Est. 1964
European Convention on the Legal Status of Children Born out of Wedlock / Strasbourg, France / Est. 1975
International Association for Marriage and Family Counselors / Alexandria VA, USA / Est. 1989
International Federation of Marriage Preparation Centres / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1978
Imago Relationships International / New York NY, USA
Convention on the Recognition of Decisions Relating to the Marriage Bond / Est. 1967
International Commission on Couple and Family Relations / London, UK / Est. 1953
Convention on the Nationality of Married Women / Est. 1957
Foundation for Women\'s Health Research and Development / London, UK / Est. 1983

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World Problems relating to Marriage

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Sex scandals
Discrimination against unmarried mothers
Illegitimate children
Mixed race marriage
Discrimination against unmarried women
Discrimination against illegitimate children
Segregation in marriage
Dependency of women in marriage
Confusion over sex roles
Wife abuse
Forced marriage
Trafficking in women
Illegal marriage
Dependence on unpaid female labour
Spouses of torture victims
Shortage of marriageable men
Insecurity of Western marriages
Discrimination against men in parental rights
Widowhood
Suttee
Concubinage
Arranged marriage
Marriage
Bigamy
Fornication

Action Strategies relating to Marriage

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Promoting chaste living for youth
Testing couple compatibility before marriage
Defaulting on alimony
Educating for marriage and family life
Fostering vocation of married love
Reducing threat to the survival of marriage
Narrowing alternatives for marriage
Training married couples in responsible procreation
Cohabiting
Promoting adolescent reproductive health awareness
Providing religious training for marriage
Recovering marriage covenant
Reducing social benefits for non-production of children
Ministering to widows
Marrying
Providing marriage dowry
Improving support for widowers
Deepening image of roles within marriages
Supporting spouse relations
Making satisfactory marriages
Improving image of marriage partnership
War widow
Reducing marriage dowry
Annulling
Reducing discrimination against unwed mothers

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