Throughout the last 3 years child marriage has been commonly debated within Yemen and internationally.
Yahya Kodiesh, a journalist from Yemen, has recorded many instances of girls who are only ten to fifteen hitched down to older males. Kodiesh told Gulf Information Yemen that ‘social norms along with poverty will be the driving that is main 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. Continue reading