Regular readers of the Oxfam blog might have noticed my face popping up more and more frequently in recent weeks. I've been writing a lot, trying out new ideas, as we're doing our best to improve the blog.
A good blog, of course, isn't about the blogger, but you, the readers. (Apologies for sounding naff.) It's a place to start a debate, celebrate great work, and share ideas, successes and disappointments.
Aisha, Wafa and Hafsa never imagined that their tragedies would signal a wake-up call for the residents of their small village in western Yemen. The two sisters Wafa and Aisha and their cousin Hafsa got married in 2010, when they were all under 16 - as is the custom in their village.
Wafa, who was married off at age 15 to a 28-year-old man, demanded a divorce after one year when her husband refused to let her continue her schooling....