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Hadi receives invitation to visit Ethiopia
[24 April 2014]
Hadi felicitates leaders of Tanzania, South Africa and Sierra Leone
[24 April 2014]
FM receives letter from Turkish counterpart
[24 April 2014]
Djiboutian Communication Minister leaves Sana'a
[24 April 2014]
Yemeni- Australian cooperation ties discussed
[24 April 2014]
 
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Draft Constitution ready after four months; CDC Member Duba'i
[14 April 2014]
Hadi urges reconsideration into Arab policies to strengthen joint work
[28 March 2014]
UNSC adopts resolution 2140 on Yemen
[26 February 2014]
EU Foreign Affairs Council conclusions on Yemen
[11 February 2014]
Benomar statement on UNSC briefing
[29 January 2014]
 
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White House condemns massacre in South Sudan
[23 April 2014]
Pirates attack Japanese vessel
[23 April 2014]
Nine confirmed dead, 287 still missing from S. Korea ferry sinking
[17 April 2014]
Kerry travels to Geneva to discuss Ukraine crisis
[17 April 2014]
Jordan ambassador to Libya kidnapped
[16 April 2014]
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WNC urges parliament to ban marriage under 18 years old
[14/April/2008]

SANA'A, April 14 (Saba) - The Women National Committee (WNC) urged on Monday legislative and executive authorities to make amendments on law of the personal affairs to ban marriage under 18 years old.

The WNC call comes after publishing a story of eight year-old, Nojoud Nasser who went to the Sana'a West Court to prosecute her father for making her marry a 30-year-old-man.

The committee condemned such marriage, wondering about behavior of the girl's family to make her marry in this age, as they know already their daughter could not shoulder burdens of the marriage life.

A 2006 field study revealed that child marriage among Yemeni girls reached 52.1%, compared to 6.7% among males.

The study, conducted by the Woman and Development Study Center, affiliated to Sana'a University, looked at 1,495 couples, concluding that there is a huge age gap between the spouses.

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