Yemen

Located in the south of the Arabian Peninsula, Yemen shares borders with Saudi Arabia and Oman. The long standing leader of Yemen, Ali Abdullah Saleh, was forced to resign by popular protests in 2012, but the situation remains unstable - with the already weak Yemeni State facing numerous challenges from sectarian and secessionary movements. Yemen has one of the worst child rights situations in the world - including the detention and even state-sanctioned execution of children. It also has serious problems with the forcible marriage of young girls and the treatment of women and girls more generally.

For more information please see the Child Rights Wiki

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2556926070Population1148500031.442051901385Population under 15369100010.104711673314Number of internet users
160 Human development index68 Happy planet ranking

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DEATH PENALTY: Submission for the Secretary-General's report on the death penalty 2016
14 Apr 2016
CRIN is campaigning for the abolition of inhuman sentencing of children, defined to include the death penalty, corporal...
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