Dating women yamen
Women and girls have been left vulnerable to inhumane violence, physical and psychological abuse and exploitation.
While Article 40 and 41 of the 1990 unification constitution of Yemen stipulates that all citizens are considered equal before the law and that “Every citizen has the right to participate in the political, economic, social and cultural life of the country” gender discrimination is prevalent in Yemen.
Women in Yemen have extremely little agency when it comes to matrimony; essentially, they must do as their fathers–and then as their husbands–say.
Lacking legal protection from domestic and sexual violence, Yemeni women are commonly faced with the dangers of these crimes.
Although the government of Yemen has made efforts that will improve the rights of women in Yemen (including the formation of a Women's Development Strategy and a Women Health Development Strategy), many cultural and religious norms, along with poor enforcement of this legislation from the Yemeni government, have prevented Yemeni women from having equal rights to men.
In 2017, Yemeni women do not hold many economic, social or cultural rights.
Today, many Yemeni activist women believe that Shari'a can be interpreted to further include women in the social, political, economic, and cultural life of the country.
This especially complicates childbirth, leading to extremely poor maternal and child health in Yemen.Nearly half of Yemeni women are married by age 18, and some girls are married off as young as eight or nine years old.