This is criminal, simply criminal.

August 20, 2013

Nada Al-Ahdal about child marriage

Nada Al-Ahdal about child marriage

Yemen – Human Rights Watch
In 1999, the minimum marriage age of fifteen for women, rarely enforced, was abolished; the onset of puberty, interpreted by conservatives to be at the age of nine, was set as a requirement for consummation of marriage.
www.hrw.org/legacy/wr2k1/mideast/yemen.html

In 2013 the first United Nations Human Rights Council resolution against child, early, and forced marriages was adopted; the resolution recognizes child, early, and forced marriage as involving violations of human rights which “prevents individuals from living their lives free from all forms of violence and that has adverse consequences on the enjoyment of human rights, such as the right to education, [and] the right to the highest attainable standard of health including sexual and reproductive health,“ and also states that “the elimination of child, early and forced marriage should be considered in the discussion of the post-2015 development agenda.”

http://www.girlsnotbrides.org/

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