Yemens’ Islamic Child Brides



”Whenever I saw him, I hid. I hated to see him,” Tahani (in pink) recalls of the early days of her marriage to Majed, when she was six and he was 25. The young wife posed for this portrait with former classmate Ghada, also a child bride, outside their mountain home in Hajjah in 2010. Nearly half of all women in Yemen were married as children.

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