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Reveal mysterious veil of Yemeni women

People's Daily Online)  09:50, December 15, 2012

Many families gather on the beach in Hodeida, Yemen. (Photo/ Global Times)

Edited and Translated by Wang Xin, People's Daily Online

The World Economy Forum research reports that female has lower opportunities to accept education than male in Yemen; more than 80 percent of female has no education background. While, women are not granted to have medical security as men have. 25 percent of young and mid-aged women have severely malnutrition, poor health situation. Moreover, Yemen has not set the minimum age for marriage, so roughly half of Yemeni girls are married before 18. Risk of death for pregnant Yemeni women is 10 times higher than American. Unemployment rate in Yemni women is higher than men, and now Yemeni women are still struggling for exercising their full political and civil rights.

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