Girls are noticed as a financial asset as marrying their daughters off brings in a dowry from the grooms family members.
During the last 3 years child marriage has been commonly debated within Yemen and internationally.
Yahya Kodiesh, a journalist from Yemen, has recorded many cases of girls who are only ten to fifteen hitched down to older guys. Kodiesh told Gulf Information Yemen that ‘social norms in addition to poverty will be the primary driving facets behind son or daughter wedding.’
In Yemeni tradition, a more substantial dowry is provided to the bride’s household whenever age distinction between the bride therefore the groom is very significant; essentially, the more youthful the bride plus the older the groom, the bigger the dowry may be.
Son or daughter wedding is extensive in Yemen; a lady is often as young as 2 years old whenever she actually is guaranteed to a guy, girls as early as a 12 are hitched off to guys 2 to 3 times what their age is.
Human Rights Watch (HRW), Researcher, Belkis Wille, reported in an meeting by HRW, that ‘over fifty % of girls are hitched ahead of the chronilogical age of eighteen, plus in rural areas one even sees girl’s getting hitched in the chronilogical age of eight.’