The market of divorced women in Mauritania … the other side...

The market of divorced women in Mauritania … the other side...
The market of divorced women in Mauritania … the other side...
But the matter is not otherwise, here, the Mauritanian divorced woman gets rid of the excess baggage that she needs, and perhaps everything that reminds her of the burdens of a married life that may have passed, perhaps forever.

Market of mercy and solace

The people of the market called him the beginning Mercy MarketSince the mid-1980s, it has been providing used bedding, utensils and used clothes, since the mid-1980s, at cheap prices. Therefore, it has become the kiss of everyone who wants to sell their used furniture. Where did the name divorcees market come from?

The merchant in this market, Alia Bint Kulaib, told “Sky News Arabia”: “You know that divorce is very common in MauritaniaAnd the divorced woman often returns to her family’s home, so she sells the luggage that customs dictate that she remains after the divorce, and here we buy from divorced women sometimes and we help some of them at other times to forget the past and become merchants in the market, hence the name.

“Not all of the women here are absolute,” explains Khadija (a merchant) to Sky News Arabia, and adds with a laugh: “Some of them get divorced while doing business in The market of divorceesBut for Mauritanian women, divorce is normal. A woman marries once after divorce, and even if she divorces again, she may marry. “

The divorcee market provides suitable opportunities for hundreds of families, who cannot afford the high price of bedding in the market, so they buy from it at prices that match their income. “If it weren’t for this market, I would not have had a bed in the home salon, nor would I dream of a bedroom,” said Muhammad Al-Amin, a high school teacher, speaking to Sky News Arabia.

Mauritania … the first in the Arab world in the rate of divorce

ومثل Mauritanian society As an exception in the emergence of divorce cases, Mauritania ranks first in the Arab world in divorce rates, where “the divorce rate exceeds 31 percent of marriages, and separation occurs in 60 percent of them in the first five years of marriage,” explains Hussein Bedidi, professor of sociology at the University of Nouakchott Asriya for Sky News Arabia.

He added, “The exception is not only the negative effects of the phenomenon of divorce, but rather the ease of doing it, and society understands and even accepts it in an exaggerated manner, as the phenomenon of divorce is not accompanied by social stigma, which made it spread in a frightening and remarkable way, but it has become a phenomenon that accompanies the Mauritanian family. , Regardless of age and number of years marriage“.

Many causes and negative repercussions

Bedidi enumerates various causes for the phenomenon of divorce, “including haste in making the decision to marry, lack of awareness of rights and a sense of responsibility towards the family, as well as the spread of The phenomenon of early marriageIn addition, there is a lack of marriage and the difference in customs and traditions between regions, races and even segments, not to mention the absence and weakness of laws that oblige men to bear the consequences of divorce, in addition to the role played by the difference in material, social and class differences between spouses, as well as destitution, illiteracy and age disparity.

And cause Divorce In threatening children’s future as a result of disturbance in the family’s housing, material and social conditions. Statistics show that a large percentage of street children are delinquents in MauritaniaDivorce victims.

It also shows a positive relationship between an increase divorce rate In society, high rates of school retardation or an increase in certain types of mental illnesses that children whose families are exposed to.

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