Marriage campaigns

For more on concerted efforts to get young people married elsewhere in the Arab region, see “Mariage tardif et célibat au Moyen-Orient : quels enjeux?” [“Late marriage and celibacy in the Middle East: what’s at stake?”] in Les Métamorphoses du Mariage du Mariage au Moyen-Orient, by Françoise De Bel-Air. In some countries, group weddings offer political, as well as financial, assistance. In Gaza, Hamas is an active organizer of such events that have proved popular, at least with men who bear the brunt of marriage costs: group weddings are thought to reduce costs by at least a half.