Child Marriage And Rape Is Still Legal In Yemen (2013)

Child Marriage And Rape Is Still Legal In Yemen (2013)



The Youngest Bride (2013): The story of Nujood Ali, a young girl married off at 8 then raped and beaten by her husband, shocked the international community. But child marriage remains a legal and common practise in Yemen.

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“He sexually assaulted me on the wedding night. His mother was holding me,” remembers Nujood. Traumatised, she sought refuge from her relatives but was turned away for fear of shaming the family. With no one to rely on but herself, she took a taxi to court where a judge, outraged by her story, granted her a divorce. But Nujood was lucky in a country which does not recognise marital rape as a crime and has no minimum marriage age. A reform to introduce it was blocked last year by Yemen’s Muslim Brotherhood. “Islam doesn’t specify an age for marriage. Why make a problem out of nothing?” asks one member of Yemen’s parliament. Nujood is set on fighting child marriage in Yemen when she grows up; but with an estimated half of all brides aged below 18 and many families hoping to alleviate poverty with dowries, she faces a bitter struggle.

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This Post Has 20 Comments

  1. Stupid family they should rape the mom and the father I wish only the worst for the parents and my prayers are with all the young girls and boys that are forced into things they have no control over …

  2. I wonder which perfect religion they get their rules from?

  3. This is their culture.. this act is highly forbid in islam.. its pure cruelty … !

  4. First kill the son mother 😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡

  5. I don't know how her parents can live with themselves knowing what disgusting human beings they are. How someone can do this is BEYOND me. Idc how poor I am I would rather die than have my child go through this.

  6. Well if you married her off because of 'compelling cicumstances', maybe you shouldn't of had 16 children and then just treat them like they mean nothing to you. This is just so inhumane and I feel so grateful that I do not live in a country where this is acceptable. 
    1 like = 1 child saved from child marriage

  7. They looks like human but they are not. They are most disgusting creature on earth.

  8. All the girls look like holy flowers and all those bastard husbands looks like animal.

  9. They follow their prophet who raped ayesha at the age of 9

  10. Oh my God I would love to commit murder on one of these stupid immature little boys not even men. Shoot I would love to kill the whole family

  11. I blame the US government, Britain and Saudi Arabia for declaring unjustified war against Yemen and stealing Yemen's gas and natural resources causing the country to poverty and famine… Then u write fancy words and blame these men on selling their daughters!!

  12. That's why USA is Awsome I hate that culture. Bunch of animals. Sick mother to hold a 8 yr old kid down being raped. Sick sick sick

  13. Muhammad himself married Aisha at the age of 6 and consumated his marriage at the age of 9. This is the Sharia law.

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