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Yemen: Marriage Age Increased

Categories: Middle East & North Africa, Yemen, Law, Women & Gender

“This is great news: the Yemeni Parliament has just approved a new minimum age for marriage. It will be seventeen now. The law raises the minimum age for marriage – for both boys and girls – to 17, and provides for the right to alimony and recognition of the mother as the sole guardian of her children,” announces Omar Barsawad [1] from Yemen.