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Yemen: Call to Improve Women's Status
Much more needs to be done to improve the status of women in Yemen, the poorest country in the Arabian Peninsula, in line with the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), officials said.
Yemen: Women's union in Yemen slams clerics for issuing 'defamatory decree'
A women's union in Yemen slammed a religious decree issued by a group of clerics earlier in July 2008, banning female participation in public life.
Yemen: Government body moves to stem female genital mutilation
The Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood (SCMC), a government body, has drawn up a national action plan to end the practice of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) in Yemen.
Mise à jour: Yemen: Nojoud veut retourner à l'école primaire, après son divorce qu'elle vient d'obtenir
Noyoud avait été mariée de force à un homme de 30 ans.
UPDATE: Yemen: 8 year old girl awarded annullment of marriage
After taking her own case to court, eight-year-old Nojoud has been granted an annullment of a marriage she was forced into with a man in his 20s.
Yemen: Nojoud Nasser, 8 ans, demande le divorce
L’enfant demande aussi le divorce pour abus sexuel et violences domestiques.
Yemen: 8-year-old girl asks for divorce in court
An eight-year-old girl decided last week to go the Sana’a West Court to prosecute her father, who forced her to marry a 30-year-old man.
Yemen: Gender gap in education among the highest in the world
''Non-availability of female teachers is a major factor often cited by parents for keeping girls away from school.''
Yemen: CEDAW Shadow Report highlights persisting discriminative laws
The Shadow Report was initiated and coordinated by the Sisters Arab Forums for Human Rights (SAF) and sponsored by the UNDP.
Yemen: A regional consultative meeting on Violence Against Women to be held this week
The capital city of Sana'a will host a meeting on violence against women on Wednesday, with representatives attending from Egypt, Sudan, Djibouti and Oman.
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