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(spring 2010, 29) In correspondence with the Research Directorate, a professor at the Institute of Sociology at the Université libre de Bruxelles who researches Luba in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), indicated that endogamy [the custom of marrying within one's own group] is "quite important" for the Luba in Kasaï, but expressed the contrasting view that there are many "'cross-marriages'" as well (Professor 8 Apr. Further information could not be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate within the time constraints of this Response. Forced Marriages and Levirate 2.1 Forced Marriages Law No.
09/001 of January 10, 2009, on Child Protection (Loi no 09/001 du 9 janvier 2009 portant protection de l'enfant) contains the following provisions: [translation] Article 48 The betrothal and marriage of children is prohibited. The US Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2013 indicates that [w]hile the law prohibits the marriage of boys and girls under age 18, some marriages of underage children took place.
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.