The Guardian, by Suad Abu-Dayyeh, 6.5.2014.
Yemen is poised to vote on a comprehensive Child Rights Act over the coming months, which would ban child marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM). […]
As a report by Equality Now points out, child marriage does not take place in a vacuum but is rather part of a cycle of abuse and discrimination that often includes sexual violence and FGM.
With this is mind, articles in the Child Rights Act that propose banning FGM – which affects 23% of Yemen’s female population – as well as other forms of violence against children, including child labour, are to be welcomed.