'I'm Better off Dead' 11-Year Old Escapes Arranged Marriage (Video)

'I'm Better off Dead' 11-Year Old Escapes Arranged Marriage (Video)



“Nada al-Ahdal, 11, broke a longstanding tradition of child marriages after she managed to run away from her parents and alert the authorities.

She then delivered a passionate testimony against the practice that is spreading across the web like a wildfire.”*

Nada Al-Ahdal, a Yemeni would-be 11-year old child bride, escaped the fate her parents set out for her. Just because giving children away sexually to adults is a tradition, doesn’t mean it’s the right thing to do. Cenk Uygur discusses the young girl’s impassioned plea opposing the tradition.

*Read more from Opposing Views:
http://www.opposingviews.com/i/society/11-year-old-yemen-girl-nada-ahdal-escapes-arranged-marriage-delivers-powerful-testimony#

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