Saturday, 5 March 2016
8-year-old Yemeni child dies at hands of 40-year-old husband on wedding night
An eight year-old child bride died in Yemen on her wedding night after suffering internal injuries due to sexual trauma. Human rights organizations are calling for the arrest of her Muslim husband, who was five times her age.
Al Nahar, Lebanon, reported that the death occurred in the tribal area of Hardh in northwestern Yemen, which borders Saudi Arabia. This brings even more attention to the already existing issue of forced child marriages in the Middle East.
"According to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), between 2011 and 2020, more than 140 million girls will become child brides. Furthermore, of the 140 million girls who will marry before the age of 18, 50 million will be under the age of 15."
Do you want to read that last paragraph again.???? You fucking scum that refuse to post anything unless its full of hatred towards Israel and yet this act of barbarism occurs over and over and yet you chose to ignore choosing and wallowing over he lies about Palestinian children been 'slaughtered' by Israeli's. If you liars really care and I doubt it, start posting and exposing these abominable acts that are carried out daily in many middle Eastern countries and countries like Yemen...Just think for one moment what that poor scared child must have been suffering before she was murdered.
There is an alarming rise in the number of Syrian refugee girls in Jordan being forced into early marriages, according to the new figures from the United Nations.
As Orla Guerin reports from Zaatari refugee camp, poverty is forcing some families to effectively sell their daughters to much older men, and there is now an organised trade in young girls.
In a prefabricated cabin in the sprawling camp, a girl, 13, sat on the floor engulfed by a frilly white dress, and a hooded silk cape.
She was surrounded by children, not much younger than her, clapping and singing a nursery rhyme.
What looked like a game of dressing-up was in fact her wedding reception. Her Mother looked on from a distance and wept - for her war torn homeland, and perhaps for her daughter. She asked us not to give their names.