Yemen Should Approve Child Rights Act Banning Child Marriage, FGM

The Guardian: Yemen law on child brides and FGM offers hope of wider progress
Suad Abu-Dayyeh, Middle East and North African consultant with Equality Now

“Yemen is poised to vote on a comprehensive Child Rights Act over the coming months, which would ban child marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM). … It is hoped that in Yemen, the authorities will seize the opportunity to make major advances not only for the female population, but for the entire country. We hope that, on this occasion, traditional and religious leaders will ensure the law is passed by the sharia committee. This would be a big step towards a brighter future for Yemen, one where the rights of girls are firmly at the forefront” (5/6).

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