Summary Fourteen-year-old Reem, from Sanaa, was 11 years old when her father married her to her cousin, a man almost 21 years her senior. Many countries in the Middle East and North Africa region are predominantly Muslim, and a majority of these countries recognize Sharia as a source of law. I took a mousse [razor] and cut my wrists. Food including spiced lamb and rice was plentiful, and the little girl wore "three really beautiful dresses" — two green and one white — for each day of the celebrations. Yemen is a largely traditional clan-based society where patriarchal attitudes still prevail. Recommendations To the Parliament of Yemen Enact legislation which: A civil war that broke out between forces of the former north and south from May to July ended with the victory of the north.
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"How Come You Allow Little Girls to Get Married?"
Collaborate with the Ministry of Health on ensuring the availability of skilled birth attendants in rural communities and providing transportation to women and girls seeking emergency obstetric care in rural areas. Second, some families also see their daughters as an economic asset because of the payment of a dowry, in the form of money or gifts offered to the bride by the groom prior to marriage. Some had never attended school while others left school after two or three years of basic education. To the Ministry of Interior Provide training to law enforcement officials on gender discrimination and violence against women, and investigate cases of violence against women and girls. It should work to change the cultural acceptance of child marriage, and promote education for girls and women.