Yemen

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.
L’enfant demande aussi le divorce pour abus sexuel et violences domestiques.
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.
''Non-availability of female teachers is a major factor often cited by parents for keeping girls away from school.''
The Shadow Report was initiated and coordinated by the Sisters Arab Forums for Human Rights (SAF) and sponsored by the UNDP.
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.
A letter from WLUML contacts welcomes the inclusion of Yemen as the fourth member country of the Arab League to the ICC.
"Avec ce vote historique, le Yémen peut officiellement déposer son instrument de ratification et devenir ainsi le 105ème Etat partie à la CPI et le quatrième Etat membre de la Ligue arabe à rejoindre la Cour."
Yemen has scored enormous success in reducing its maternal mortality rates and increasing the use of contraception. Advocates turned to the interpretations and assistance from religious leaders to get out the family planning message.
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