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République démocratique du Congo : information sur les pratiques matrimoniales chez les Lubas, y compris la fréquence des mariages forcés chez les femmes adultes, ainsi que la possibilité pour une personne d'épouser quelqu'un d'une autre origine ethnique ou d'une autre région; aide et protection offertes aux femmes lubas en cas de mariage forcé, y compris le lévirat (2010-avril 2014) Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Democratic Republic of the Congo: Marriage practices among the Luba, including frequency of forced marriage for adult women, as well as the possibility for a person to marry someone of a different ethnicity or from a different region; recourse available to Luba women in cases of forced marriage, including levirate marriage (2010-April 2014), , COD104852.
The Luba practice polygamy, and "the first wife occupies a position of pre-eminence in respect to her co-wives" (Mukenge spring 2010, 21, 22, 26).
In a 26 April 2014 correspondence with the Research Directorate, a representative of Les anges du ciel, an NGO based in Kinshasa that advocates for the rights of minors and women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) (n.d), provided the information in the following paragraph regarding marriage customs among the Luba.
Girls living in rural areas are 1.5 times more likely to marry as children than girls living in urban areas.
The legal age for marriage in Madagascar is 18 for both males and females, with or without consent.
When a woman accepts a marriage proposal, she invites the man to meet her parents and pay the dowry.
The parents of the woman invite all close and extended family members from both families to meet on an arranged date.
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