In Yemen, one of the few countries in the world that has no legal minimum age for marriage, nearly half of all women were married as children.
In this podcast Nadya Khalife, women’s rights researcher for the Middle East and North Africa at Human Rights Watch, and Yemeni human rights lawyer Shada Nasser discuss their experience of working to protect child brides – and the challenges they face in the struggle to achieve women and children’s rights in the country.
In the time it has taken to read this article 6 girls under the age of 18 have been married
Each year, 12 million girls are married before the age of 18
That is 23 girls every minute
Nearly 1 every 3 seconds