Take Action to End Early Marriage in Yemen

Yemen: End early marriages by enacting and enforcing a minimum age of marriage law

In the past month, Equality Now has been informed of a number of cases of young Yemeni girls who have suffered the harmful consequences of early and forced marriages. The Yemeni parliament may soon consider a bill fixing a minimum age of marriage for girls at 17 years. Equality Now calls upon the Yemeni government of Yemen to live up to its obligations under international law and pass a law prohibiting early marriage with penalties for those in violation.

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