Eleven Year Old Muslim Explains Why She is Escaping Her Forced Marriage
Yemeni girl from YouTube wants education, not marriage
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