Girls have emerged being a economic asset as marrying their daughters off brings in a dowry through the grooms household.

Girls have emerged being a economic asset as marrying their daughters off brings in a dowry through the grooms household.

Throughout the last 3 years child marriage has been commonly debated within Yemen and internationally.

Yahya Kodiesh, a journalist from Yemen, has recorded numerous cases of girls who are only ten to fifteen hitched off to older males. Kodiesh told Gulf Information Yemen that ‘social norms in addition to poverty will be the primary driving factors behind youngster wedding.’

In Yemeni tradition, a bigger dowry is provided to the bride’s family members once the age difference between the bride in addition to groom is fairly significant; essentially, the more youthful the bride additionally the older the groom, the more expensive the dowry is supposed to be. Continue reading “Girls have emerged being a economic asset as marrying their daughters off brings in a dowry through the grooms household.”