An 8 year old Yemeni child
bride, a mere girl, recently died on her wedding night from internal
hemorrhaging. She was married to a man five times her age. As disgusting as the
tradition of marrying off children to much older men is, it is common practice
More than a quarter of the
female population are married before the age of 15. In 2010, a 12 year-old girl
passed away after struggling for three days in labor, attempting to give birth
to a baby. Countless other children have been subjected to similar atrocities.
At only 8 years-old, one
child bride in Yemen
sustained internal injuries so severe, she died. Marrying young daughters to
much older men is a common practice in Yemen.
More than a quarter or Yemen’s female
population marry before the age of 15.
These atrocities against
young girls have outraged groups all over the world who are working to stop
this barbaric tradition.
Groups all over the world
are working to snuff out this archaic and disgusting practice, but its proving
difficult. The impoverished country is gripped by the practice of selling off
children to be married; poor families find themselves unable to say no to
“bride-prices” that can be hundreds of dollars for their daughters. More people
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This 8 Year Old Bride Die on Her Wedding Night. When You See Why, You'll Be Sick.4.55SEEKER Monday, 7 March 2016 An 8 year old Yemeni child bride, a mere girl, recently died on her wedding night from internal hemorrhaging. She was married to a man five...