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Women in Yemen have historically had much less power in society than men.

The common practice of forcing young girls to marry was condemned by an NGO as "child rape condoned under the guise of marriage."[1] Yemen has a tribal culture, and the marriage of young girls is common; most Yemeni girls are married before they reach puberty.[2] A proposed law setting a minimum age for marriage of 17 for women was opposed by conservative Yemenis, including women.[3]

Young girls have died after marriage from bleeding to death from a tear in their genitals [4] or from having trouble giving birth.

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