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Yemen Child Brides

Laila Was 13 When She Was Forced Into Marriage. Now She's Speaking Up For Change

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.03.2014 | Impact

When Laila was 13 years old, the Yemeni teenager returned home from a fun day at school to find her mother crying in bed. Her father returned home ...

The Suffering of Girls Must Stop

Dr. Jamela Saleh Alraiby | Posted 08.22.2012 | Impact
Dr. Jamela Saleh Alraiby

My dream is that every Yemeni girl has the chance to education and can live a safe life, not threatened by a forced marriage when she is only a child.

Child Marriage Widespread In Yemen

AP | By MAAMOUN YOUSSEF | Posted 12.08.2011 | World

CAIRO -- A leading international rights group on Thursday urged authorities in Yemen to set 18 as the minimum age for marriage to improve girls' oppor...

Dead Yemeni Child Bride Tied Up, Raped, Says Mom

AP | AHMAD AL-HAJ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SHUEBA, Yemen — A 13-year-old Yemeni child bride who bled to death shortly after marriage was tied down and forced to have sex by her husband, accor...

13-Year-Old Yemeni Bride Dies Of Bleeding

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SAN'A, Yemen — A 13-year-old Yemeni girl has died of injuries to her genitals four days after a family-arranged marriage, a human rights group s...

Yemen: Where Men Marry Children

GlobalPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SANAA, Yemen -- A new white dress, chains of gold jewelry sparkling brightly and more attention than this 13-year-old girl had ever received before: I...

Yemen Clerics Seek Ban On Child Brides

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ and HADEEL AL-SHALCHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SAN'A, Yemen — Some of Yemen's most influential Islamic leaders, including one the U.S. says mentored Osama bin Laden, have declared supporters ...

Yemen Islamists Fight Law Banning Child Marriage

AP | DONNA ABU-NASR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SAN'A, Yemen — She was 2 years old when her father promised her in marriage to a man in his 30s. It was a swap, so the father could marry the ma...