Child marriage accounts for half of Yemen's unions

08/22/2008 | Christian Science Monitor, The

Owing to widespread poverty and deeply rooted tradition, child marriage makes up nearly half of all marriages in Yemen. A law prohibiting marriage for girls under aged 15 was revoked in the 1990s because some readings of Muslim law suggest that age of marriage cannot be restricted. Parents who are unable to provide for families send off, and sometimes, sell their daughters.

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