Eleven Year Old Muslim Explains Why She is Escaping Her Forced Marriage

Yemeni girl from YouTube wants education, not marriage

A young Yemeni girl stares defiantly into the camera. Her question is a shocking one, coming from an 11-year-old:
“Would it make you happy to marry me off?” asks Nada Al-Ahdal.
“Death would be a better option for me,” she declares.
Nada also speaks on behalf of other Yemeni girls: “What about the innocence of childhood? What have the children done wrong so that you would marry them off like that?”
In 2008, 10-year-old Nujood Ali shocked the world when she went to a court in Sanaa and asked a judge for a divorce.
(Later reports of her death are unverified. )
Nada Al-Ahdal : The Yemeni girl who was sold off in marriage for $2,000 when she was 11

In the interview with Nada, an Egyptian cleric states that from the day a girl is born, a contractual marriage can take place. There is nothing wrong with that

In the video, the eloquent child states that her parents sold her off for $2,000. The clearly disturbed interviewer then asks her what her parents had told her about marriage. She says, “They said it is like a game, I will get a new dress, things like that. It is not like that.”

A very brave girl, Nada ran away to her uncle’s house a week before her marriage with the determination to get education more than anything else. She repeated over and over again, that she would rather die than get married.


“I’m better off dead”- 11 year old Yemeni girl escapes arranged marriage







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