Friday, April 18, 2008

Yemeni Child Brides

Okay, this is just freaky! A Yemeni girl went to court to get a divorce. But she's only eight years old! In some societies it's not uncommon to have a marriage contract for children, but they don't actually do anything until they're of legal age. Well, Yemen's legal age appears to be puberty. And it looks like the marriage was consummated (he's in his twenties). This is just so wrong I really don't know what to say about it. Women's groups are trying to get the government to pass a minimum age law, but nothing has happened yet. Read the Yemen Times article here.

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