Prostitution in Yemen

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Prostitution in Yemen is illegal, but many sex tourists from other Gulf states indulge in what are known as "tourist marriages". Many of these women come from the city of Yaffai where prostitution is a way to food on the table. The punishment for prostitution is three years imprisonment.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ "Country Reports on Human Rights Practices". U.S Department of State. Retrieved 8 March 2008. 
  2. ^ "YEMEN: Sex trade fuelled by poverty, study finds". IRIN. Retrieved 8 March 2008. 
  3. ^ Ulf Laessing (10 February 2010). "Desperate Somalis turn to prostitution in Yemen". Reuters. Retrieved 6 October 2011.