Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Take Action to End Early Marriage in Yemen

Take Action to End Early Marriage in Yemen

Equality Now has just issued Women’s Action 34.1 -- Yemen: End early marriages through enactment of a law enforcing a minimum age of marriage.  Research shows that up to 50% of girls in Yemen are married before they are 18.   Despite the negative physical, emotional, psychological, intellectual and sexual implications of child marriage on girls, the Yemeni government has failed to take effective steps to prevent such marriages.  The campaign calls upon the Yemeni government to end early marriages by enacting and effectively enforcing a law establishing 18 years as the minimum age of marriage.

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