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Hr ppt

  1. 1. Presented By: Abdulfatah Khatan Munaa Bajaber Muhammad Haji Abdulrahman Fowz Fatma Aljabry
  2. 2. Child Marriage What is Child Marriage?  Child marriage is defined as a formal marriage or informal union before the age of 18.  Child marriage “a fundamental threat to human rights”  “Marriage shall be entered into only with the free and full consent of the intending spouses” (Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948)
  3. 3. Child Brides In Yemen: Child marriages are scandalously common in Yemen. According to Human Rights Watch figures from 2006, 14% of girls are married by the time they are 15, and more than 50% before the age of 18.
  4. 4. Causes of Child Marriage: Cultural and religious beliefs Poverty Lack of awareness of the dangers associated with early marriage
  5. 5. Effects of Child marriage:  Premature pregnancy  Maternal Mortality  Infant Mortality  Health Problems  Illiteracy  Poverty  Abuse and Violence  Mental Health  Isolation and Abandonment
  6. 6. International initiatives to prevent child marriage in the world USAID-several new initiatives to prevent child marriage and promote girls’ education worldwide. UN-Every Woman Every Child initiative.
  7. 7. International initiatives to prevent child marriage in Yemen Save the Children The Yemeni Women’s Union (YWU) Media advocacy Independent Yemen Group
  8. 8. Challenges faced in Combatting Child Marriage? Poverty Ineffective government Social unrest Economic uncertainty Traditions
  9. 9. The Future Effects Yemen should protect its girls from the devastating effects of early marriage. Members of the Rights and Freedoms Committee in the country’s National Dialogue Conference should recommend prohibiting child marriage. The Friends of Yemen, should consider increasing support for programs that boost girls’ and women’s access to education.
  10. 10. The solution and recommendations. How can we end child marriage?  Educating and empowering girls  Supporting young people to become activists for change  Mobilising and educating communities  Bringing men and traditional leaders on board  Raising awareness in the media
  11. 11. Recommendations:  It is up to female activists and policy makers to push for changes.  A new constitution should be drafted, to set the minimum marriage age while outlining punishments for violators.  The new government has to earn credibility otherwise the law will not be adhered to.  Yemeni women need to learn about their rights to vote and their capacity to change their own futures.  While we wait for these changes to take place, women can defend themselves within the Shari’a framework.