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'Go ahead and marry me off - I'll kill myself': Escaped child bride, 11, explains why

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  1. Anees

    Anees Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    'Go ahead and marry me off - I'll kill myself': Escaped child bride, 11, explains why she ran away from home



    Nada al-Ahdal was saved from the forced engagement by her uncle
    He told her suitor that she 'was no good for him and did not wear a veil'
    The practice of marrying young girls is widespread in Yemen


    A harrowing video has been posted on online of an 11-year-old Yemeni girl who claims she ran away to escape an arranged marriage.
    Nada al-Ahdal says she was only saved from the forced engagement after her uncle intervened.
    'Go ahead and marry me off - I'll kill myself,' she warns in the video, dated July 8, and posted on YouTube.


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    Difficult viewing: A harrowing video has been posted on YouTube of an 11-year-old Yemeni girl explaining how she escaped an arranged marriage
    'Don't they have any compassion?' I'm better off dead. I'd rather die.'
    She continues: 'It’s not [the kids'] fault. I’m not the only one. It can happen to any child.'
    'Some children decided to throw themselves into the sea, they’re dead now. They have killed our dreams, they have killed everything inside us. There’s nothing left. There is no upbringing. This is criminal, this is simply criminal.'
    In the video filmed in a car, she explains why she does not want to leave her family home saying: 'I would have had no life, no education,' she says in the video.


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    Rescue: Nada al-Ahdal was only saved from the forced engagement after her uncle refused to let her get married

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    Heartfelt: 'I would have had no life, no education,' she says in the video, dated July 8, and posted on the internet

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    Strong: The video finishes with her telling her family: I'm done with you, you ruined my dreams'

    ROUTE OUT OF POVERTY: YEMEN'S CHILD BRIDES
    The practice of marrying young girls is widespread in Yemen and has attracted the attention of international rights groups seeking to pressure the government to outlaw child marriages.
    Yemen's gripping poverty plays a role in hindering efforts to stamp out the practice, as poor families find themselves unable to say no to bride-prices in the hundreds of dollars for their daughters.
    More than a quarter of Yemen's females marry before age 15, according to a report in 2010 by the Social Affairs Ministry.
    Tribal custom also plays a role, including the belief that a young bride can be shaped into an obedient wife, bear more children and be kept away from temptation.
    In September 2010, a 12-year-old Yemeni child-bride died after struggling for three days in labour to give birth, a local human rights organisation said.
    Yemen once set 15 as the minimum age for marriage, but parliament annulled that law in the 1990s, saying parents should decide when a daughter marries.


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    Brave Girl.......
     
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    Re: 'Go ahead and marry me off - I'll kill myself': Escaped child bride, 11, explains

    Brave girl !! There will be protests by women for their rights in most of the Middle East countries in the near future...I'm sure about that.
     
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    Re: 'Go ahead and marry me off - I'll kill myself': Escaped child bride, 11, explains

    There already are several women's rights advocacy groups in the middle-east, and they have been in existence for a long time now with limited effectiveness. Their effectiveness will be directly proportional to the gradually increasing focus of the world on the middle-east and its way of life.
     
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    Brave Girl !!!!!!!!
     
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    Re: 'Go ahead and marry me off - I'll kill myself': Escaped child bride, 11, explains

    wot else u can xpect from islam
     
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    Very very shameful and disgusting.
     
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