Child Marraige Outlawed in Yemen

The Yemeni government recently announced that the new constitution will set the minimum age for marriage at 18.1 Although the constitution is far from perfect and has yet to be approved by other political actors within Yemen, this is an important building block in the effort to end Forced Child Marriage.

While the people of Yemen continue to suffer as a result of a violent civil war, this is a welcome milestone brought about by international and local activist pressure in recent months.

More here.

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