Child-bride, 12, Dies in Yemen After Struggling
to Give Birth For THREE Days
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By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 5:06 PM on 13th September 2009
A 12-year-old Yemeni child-bride died after struggling for three days in labour to give birth, a local human rights organisation said.
Youssef died of severe bleeding on Friday while giving birth to a stillborn in
the al-Zahra district
Child marriages are
More than a quarter of the country's females marry before age 15, according to a recent report by the Social Affairs Ministry.
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Youssef was only 11
when her father married her to a 24-year-old man who works as a farmer in
group promotes child rights in
'This is one of many
cases that exist in
'The reason behind it is the lack of education and awareness, forcing many girls into marriage in this very early age.'
There is also a long-standing tribal custom in which infant daughters and sons are promised to cousins in hopes it will protect them from illicit relationships, he said.
Al-Quraishi said there are no statistics to show how many marriages involving children are performed every year.
The issue of child brides vaulted into the headlines here two years ago when an eight-year-old Yemeni girl went by herself to a courtroom and demanded a judge dissolve her marriage to a man in his 30s.
She eventually won a divorce, and legislators began looking at ways to curb the practice.
In February, parliament passed a law setting the minimum marriage age at 17. But some lawmakers are trying to kill the measure, calling it un-Islamic.
Before it could be
Such marriages also
occur in neighboring oil-rich