WOMEN RIGHTS IN YEMEN

V. Sherbakov

Abstract


The situation with women rights in Yemen shows, that women lack basic health services during pregnancy, delivery and post partum care. In 2013 a maternal mortality rate in Yemen had of 370 deaths per 100,000 live births. The murder of women by their family members in the case of suspect adultery, called “honor killing”, still occur today.

Child marriages remain widespread, exposing girls to domestic violence and trunk acting their education. On April 27, 2014Yemeni government prepared the draft of Child Rights Law establishing 18 as Yemen’s minimum marriage age. Some sources indicated current progress with regard to the status of women in Yemen. The international community is well positioned to ensure that linkages are built and strengthened between women from all segments of society and from all geographical regions, urban and rural. This will increase participation and enhance representation in the public arena for all Yemeni women.

Keywords


Women’s Rights, domestic violence, Health, Yemen

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