Yemen

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.
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.
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.
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.
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