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 […]

AFRICA: Traditional Chiefs in Zambia work to stop child marriage

AFRICA: Traditional Chiefs in Zambia work to stop child marriage

Lillian Banda – WNN Features (WNN) Lusaka, ZAMBIA, EASTERN AFRICA: If recent developments are anything to go by, the campaign to end child marriages is steadily gaining momentum in Zambia. Since its launch in April this year with Zambia’s First Lady Dr. Christine Kaseba, the campaign has received a rising amount of support from key […]

Advocates say: Girl children hit hardest in Syrian crisis

Advocates say: Girl children hit hardest in Syrian crisis

WNN Breaking (WNN/RW) Damascus, SYRIA, MIDDLE EAST: Aid agency World Vision is voicing concerns that the risk of girls as young as 12 being married could increase, as parents who flee Syria struggle to protect their children amid a deepening humanitarian crisis. Reports from aid agencies and UN bodies show some parents taking refuge in […]

Too Young to Wed

Too Young to Wed

Cynthia Gorney – National Geographic – Monday, 23 May, 2010 (originally published 16 May) The villagers said it was the grandfather, Mr. M, who loved Rajani most; you could see this in the way he had arranged a groom for her from the respectable family into which her aunt Radha was also being married. This […]