Saturday, 27 July 2013

Yemeni Child Brides

A short video by a 11 year old Yemeni girl, Nada al-Ahdal, has clocked over seven million views bringing attention to the issue of the forced marriage of under age girls.  Nada ran away but the 12 year old girl who died after 3 days in childbirth labour was not so lucky. The Yemeni Parliament tried to pass a law restricting married to those 18 year and older.  This failed after opposition from hardline coservative MPs and a fatwa from a prominent cleric. 
It defies logic to support paedophilia in the name of any religion. Make no mistake about it marrying off small girls is both paedophilia and a a physical disaster for them often for the rest of their lives.

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