The girls received gifts and toys to mark the end of their marriages.
Girls had their childhood ‘returned’
By Nasser Arrabyee, Correspondent Published: August 15, 2008, 23:59
Sana’a: Child marriage is on the rise in Yemen. Poverty, illiteracy, a growing population and a lack of legislation preventing the practice are among the major reasons behind the phenomenon.
A group of human rights activists, lawmakers, and journalists last week called to protect children, especially girls, from such marriages. The call came in a gathering held to celebrate the divorces of three little girls after being forced into marriage.