The whole world was shocked after Yemen terrible news. 8 years – a married girl died wedding night after suffering internal injuries due to sexual trauma. All human rights organizations are calling for the arrest of her husband, who was five times greater than it.
According to the report of Al Nahar, Lebanon, the death occurred in the tribal area of northwest Hårdh in Yemen, on the border with Saudi Arabia.
This recent event brings even more attention to the existing issue of forced child marriages in the Middle East.
“According to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), between 2011 and 2020, more than 140 million girls will become the marriage of girls. Furthermore, of the 140 million girls will marry before the age of 18, 50 million are under the age of 15 years. ”
According to this report, more than a quarter of girls in Yemen are married before the age of 15. Besides the fact that they lose access to health and education, these wives under age are routinely subjected to sexual, physical and emotional violence, even in their forced marriages.
is likely that the main problems is that currently there is no consistent set definition of a “child” has been agreed worldwide. Due to this fact, there are several interpretations within countries and little protection for those affected.
The main priority of groups like HRC is the establishment of this age limit. This group was responsible for publishing the 54 – page report “How is it that leave little girls to marry?” Where is documented permanent damage to girls who are forced to marry at younger ages. Most pro age -Limit organizations agree that 18 should be the legal age for marriage. –
In Yemen, in February 2009, a law which establishes the minimum age for marriage at 17. However, it was revoked more conservative lawmakers called it a was created. Islamic