Yemen, a stunning country, rich in history and culture, suffers from the stigma of child marriage. Driven by poverty and a “traditional” way of thinking, girls under the age of eight can be seen in wedlock with children of their own by the time they hit puberty.
Yemen is one country with the highest rates of maternal mortality in the Middle Eastern region. These early marriages have cost many girls their lives.Sophie Ghaziri
Yemen is an ultra-conservative society where women and young girls are the ones who endure the strict reality of these social constraints. One of the results is child marriage, which has both physical and emotional consequences and can be life shattering, even fatal.