Over the past 3 years child marriage has been commonly debated within Yemen and internationally.
Yahya Kodiesh, a journalist from Yemen, has recorded numerous cases of girls who are only ten to fifteen hitched down to older guys. Kodiesh told Gulf Information Yemen that ‘social norms along with poverty would be the main driving facets behind kid wedding.’
A larger dowry is given to the bride’s family when the age difference between the bride and the groom is quite significant; basically, the younger the bride and the older the groom, the larger the dowry will be in Yemeni culture.
Youngster wedding is extensive in Yemen; a woman is often as young as two years old whenever this woman is guaranteed to a person, girls who are only a 12 are hitched off to males 2 to 3 times how old they are. Continue reading “Girls have emerged as an asset that is economic marrying their daughters off brings in a dowry through the grooms household.”