Yemen

Forced marriage is a problem across cultures. This story highlights the experiences of two young women who underwent forced marriage–one who was taken to Yemen to be married and an Orthodox Jewish woman who grew up in an insular community. There is a call to action for the United States government to be able to do more in these cases; the UK has made forced marriage a crime and has a unit that helps women extricate themselves from forced marriages.

Read more at: http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2015/04/14/399337562/thousands-of-young-women-in-u-s-forced-into-marriage

April 14, 2015

Forced Marriages As a Problem Across Cultures

Forced marriage is a problem across cultures. This story highlights the experiences of two young women who underwent […]
October 25, 2013

A Yemeni father has burned his 15-year-old daughter to death for keeping in touch with her fiance, police said, sparking further outrage in Yemen, where an eight-year girl died from internal bleeding on her wedding night a month ago.

A Yemeni father has burned his 15-year-old daughter to death for keeping in touch with her fiance, police […]
September 25, 2013

In the more remote villages of Yemen, young brides are a hard-to-break tradition.

In the more remote villages of Yemen, young brides are a hard-to-break tradition. Read about the situation in […]
September 25, 2013

Nadia, age 13, explains that she had no idea what marriage meant in a must-watch new video on child marriage in Yemen.

Nadia, age 13, explains that she had no idea what marriage meant in a must-watch new video on […]
September 25, 2013

In an act of extreme courage, 10-year-old Nujood of Yemen risked her life to get divorced.

In an act of extreme courage, 10-year-old Nujood of Yemen risked her life to get divorced. Read about […]