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11 year old accuses her mother of arranging her marriage for profit.

Found on the net. Where else?

She seems pretty articulate for an 11 year old.
What a culture huh?  Those folks won’t change, not now not ever.
Hope the kid has a chance now for a possible better life. She might but then,
who knows?

The video is at the link with translation.

‘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
By Jill Reilly

In an interview with National Yemen, Nada accuses her mother of arranging the marriage for profit.
‘But I’m not an item for sale,’ she says.

‘I’m a human being and I would rather die than get married at this age.’
Nada, has an 18-year-old sister who has already been engaged many times.

Her parents accepted each new proposal and took a partial down payment for a bride price.

They would then postpone the marriage until the groom had accumulated enough money before ending the engagement and keeping the down payment.
Her uncle was horrified his young niece who lived with him, his son and his elderly mother was being married off.

He told NOW: ‘When I heard about the groom, I panicked. Nada was not even 11 years old; she was exactly 10 years and 3 months. I could not allow her to be married off and have her future destroyed, especially since her aunt was forced to marry at 13 and burnt herself.

Her parents were not happy the engagement was called off and demanded that Nada be returned home to them.
But following her return home, Nada disappeared after her parents tried to marry her off again against her will.

When her uncle found her again, he informed authorities and Nada was eventually allowed to return to live with her uncle, her father’s brother - she then posted the horrifying video online.

FULL STORY UNEDITED, VIDEO


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