Is the law in Yemen moving closer to a ban on child marriage?

Is the law in Yemen moving closer to a ban on child marriage?

Suad Abu-Dayyeh for Equaltiy Now – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN/EQ) Amman, JORDAN, WESTERN ASIA: The Human Rights Ministry of Yemen has confirmed that one of its officials has helped to prevent the wedding of a 12-year-old girl, which was due to take place earlier this month. Hiba was to be married in Taiz, Southern Yemen, but […]

Zambia’s government steps up to the plate to help its girls

Zambia’s government steps up to the plate to help its girls

Lillian Banda – WNN Improve It (WNN) Lusaka, ZAMBIA, EASTERN AFRICA: The Zambian Government has vowed to eliminate early marriages and violence against children. Ministry of Gender and Child Development Permanent Secretary Anne Sinyangwe told the Third Committee of the United Nations, which was discussing the ‘Promotion and protection of the rights of children” on […]

Global teen girls face ‘double-danger’ under sexual intimidation

Global teen girls face ‘double-danger’ under sexual intimidation

Davinder Kumar – WNN Improve It (WNN/PI) San Salvador, EL SALVADOR, AMERICAS: In Marcela’s community, back home on the outskirts of San Salvador, girls dread going to school once they become adolescents. They are routinely harassed by boys in their classes and many are coerced into abusive sexual relations. The consequences are particularly devastating for […]