The Child Brides Of Yemen (2014)

The Child Brides Of Yemen (2014)



Child Brides (2014): More than 40% of marriages in Yemen’s poorest areas are celebrated with girls younger than 15. Subjected to sexual violence, many die as a result of internal bleeding, childbirth, or attempt suicide.

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“It’s destiny. People marry young girls all the time”, says the father of Jamila, who was sold into marriage aged 12 to resolve a debt issue. In one of the world’s most conservative countries, a strict interpretation of Islam dictates people’s lives. Poverty, mass unemployment, a culture of glorifying the beauty of young girls, lack of a legal framework, and increasingly, marriage tourism from the Gulf, makes the work of human rights advocates difficult. In Al-Qaeda’s last stronghold, child brides are a political issue. Abdelmalik al-Taji, a professor of Islamic Law, argues that it’s not a question of compassion nor a matter of protection for the girls, instead fixed minimum age for marriage “has been proposed by the UN who wish to impose their laws on the whole world”. According to him, when a body of a girl reaches maturity it is ready for marriage, even at the age of 10. Meanwhile, a doctor relates a case of a 14 year old who was rushed to the hospital on her wedding night. A case of severe bleeding caused by a tear in her vagina led to her death. Aisha, who describes her wedding night as the biggest shock of her life, drank rat poison to escape her abusive husband: “I wanted to free myself from it all”.

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This Post Has 24 Comments

  1. Where is the real Yemene people ? They should make comments here and say it’s true or not . We can’t trust someone making documentaries from other country.

  2. If you cannot fix the Quran, just burn it.

  3. These people still live in a dark middle age. I am happy that I was born in Europe. You can't marry here under 16 and you still need your parent's agreement to do so. My dad protects me and would never sell me for food.
    Having sex with a young person here -> you end in prison here.
    Thank God my society isn't sick

  4. 20 thousand riyals is not hundred dollars you dumb people!!

  5. This made me tear up, it's truly sickening how there are humans still suffering under sick medieval practices in the 21st century. The democrats would blame this on poverty and lack of education, but it takes more than just being poor to want to sell your underage daughter to an older man who sexually abuses her. This is not an issue of poverty, it's a sickness spread by a cultural and ideological virus.

  6. To think these are the same men that Allah bestowed as 'the protectors and maintainers of women', disgusts me to the core. Not only did these poor girls suffer child marriages, but abusive ones at that too.

  7. Just because they didn't follow US doesn't meant they're wrong. US also have mistake but most people are blind.

  8. Let used the right title for the Imam is not professor is pedophile.

  9. Girls be become adults when their period starts THE PROPHET PROHIBITED MARRYING A GIRL OFF WITHOUT HER CONSENT AND SHE CANT GIVE IT UNTIL LEGALLY AN ADULT AND SO THESE MARRIAGES ARE UNLAWFUL!!!!
    You have little white slags here in britain with itchy vaginas and hence we muslims marry young… setting the age is blasphemy whoever does it is an infidel.. White ppl love to think theyre oh so superior LOOK AT YIUR OWN LITTLE PREGRENT 14 YR OLDD HA HA HA GO FUCK YIURSELFS DIRTY INFIDEL BASTARDS!!!!!

  10. King Richard of England Married Isabella when she was 8 Years old.

    isabella de Valois was 8 years old when she was married (she was given by her father, as per custom and tradition) to "KiNg"  Richard II of England.

  11. Men are pig . If life is so easy to buy or trade .we need to stop this unfair Treatment of women and chidren .get Anger And Spoke up .

  12. GOD I HATE ISLAM, I PRAY ISLAM WILL DISAPPEAR FROM THE FACE OF THE EARTH SOON

  13. This country is sick how can it be okay to marry a child and RAPE her to death?
    These men are totaly brainw

  14. 13 wives. Married his adopted son wife..then Allah made it against the law to adopt. Multiple sex slaves..rape and decapitation…this is sunna…in the hadith. Let's add 1400 years of incest. Saracens abused..best way to make a psychopath is to rape a child. Boy or girl. Saracens also facilitated the transatlantic slave trade. They castrated the African men. Sold European women…

  15. Mohammed was a psychopath. His followers are suffering from Stockholm syndrome. This is a mass scale and completely encouraged in the Muslim world.

  16. this religion of islam is produced and manufactured by pedophiles and their "prophet" muhammed is a child molesting pig, but "don't eat pork, it's a sin" smh!!! 🙄

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