Over the past 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 facets behind youngster 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.
Kid wedding is extensive in Yemen; a woman is often as young as 24 months old whenever she actually is guaranteed to a guy, girls as early as a 12 are married off to guys 2 to 3 times how old they are.
Human Rights Watch (HRW), Researcher, Belkis Wille, reported in a job interview by HRW, that ‘over fifty percent of girls are hitched ahead of the chronilogical age of eighteen, as well as in rural areas one even sees girl’s getting hitched during the chronilogical age of eight.’