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 […]

YEMEN: Unrest puts child marriage issue on back burner

YEMEN: Unrest puts child marriage issue on back burner

Adel Yahya – IRIN – Tuesday, 27 December 2011(originally published  22 Dec)  DHAMAR, 22 December 2011 (IRIN) –  Poverty and unemployment, exacerbated by the current political unrest, are driving up child marriages in Dhamar Governorate and elsewhere in Yemen, says Asmaa al-Masri, a sociologist at Dhamar University. Several hundred girls in Dhamar have been forced […]