Despite the fact that they were in the vanguard of the revolution which toppled the country's long serving strongman Ali Abdullah Saleh in February 2012, Yemen's women have yet to see any meaningful improvement in their daily lives. Not only are a quarter of 15 to 49 year old women severely malnourished. A staggering 80% cannot read and write and over half of Yemeni girls are married off before they are 18 since there is no law which specifies the minimum age for marriage.

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