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Yemen Child Marriage

Why Volunteer?

Benjamin Orbach | Posted 02.03.2015 | Impact
Benjamin Orbach

Today, on International Volunteer Day, we celebrate the contributions of volunteers all over the world to improving our communities, whether those efforts are focused locally, nationally, or globally. 62 million Americans volunteered last year, that's close to 25 percent of the population over the age of 12!

Mark Day of the Girl by Allowing Yemeni Girls a Childhood

Rothna Begum | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Rothna Begum

Child marriage makes headlines when a young girl dies after her wedding night. Yet we rarely hear the stories of thousands of other girls who marry as children and live to suffer the consequences.

Yemen May Consider Banning Child Marriage

Hunter Stuart | Posted 09.17.2013 | World

Following reports that an 8-year-old girl in Yemen was killed after having intercourse with her 40-year-old husband, the nation's human rights ministe...

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...

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...