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Yemen: End child marriages by enacting and enforcing a minimum age of marriage law

May 21, 2012

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Printer-friendly version Action Number: 34.3 Date: 21 May 2012 view as pdf Wafa, child bride The 2011 revolution in Yemen led to a change in government that women hoped would result in improved lives for them and their children. During the protests women played important roles, as evidenced by the awarding of the 2011 Nobel […]

“How Come You Allow Little Girls to Get Married?” (Yemen)

December 8, 2011

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Source: Human Rights Watch This 54-page report documents the lifelong damage to girls who are forced to marry young. Yemeni girls and women told Human Rights Watch about being forced into child marriages by their families, and then having no control over whether and when to bear children and other important aspects of their lives. […]