Wednesday, 12 October 2016
Child Marriage in Yemen
Child marriage steals childhoods by forcing adult responsibilities such as childbirth and parenthood on girls and young women. In Yemen, child brides are more likely to suffer problems with their health and especially their reproductive health. They are also more likely to suffer physical, emotional, and sexual abuse from their husbands and in-laws. Almost always, they are denied education and are unable to earn a living. The effects of child marriage can last throughout their adult lives and have a significant impact on the outcome of their own children’s lives.