How come you allow little girls to get marriage


  Child Marriage in Yemen,' documents the lifelong damage to girls who are forced to marry young. Child marriages are widespread in Yemen. Most girls marry before they reach 18, and in rural areas, some marry as young as eight. Yemeni girls and women are being forced into child marriages by their families, and have little chance of controlling how many children they have or when they have them. Marrying early cuts short their education, and some are being subjected to sexual violence, including forced sex or marital rape This report is based on field research conducted in Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, between August and September 2010, as well as telephone interviews throughout 2011. In all, the researcher conducted 54 interviews. Thirty-one interviews were with girls and women who were married as children, under the age of eighteen.  


Human Right watch



Contact Details

HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH 350 Fifth Avenue, 34th Floor New York, NY 10118-3299

Year Of Publication