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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Yemeni girls aged 9-14 often kill themselves to escape forced marriage with abusive men

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The documentary below gives a small glimpse into the lives of girls in many Arab-Muslim countries.
As you can see in the video below in Yemen More than 40% of marriages in Yemen's poorest areas are celebrated with girls younger than 15. Subjected to sexual violence, many die as a result of internal bleeding, childbirth, or attempt suicide.
Women and girls in the Arab world are often treated as property and sold into forced marriages.
Child marriage is still practiced all over the Arab-Muslim world in countries such as Bangladesh, Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, etc.
An estimated 15 million girls under 18 are married each year. Girls who marry before they turn 18 are less likely to remain in school and more likely to experience domestic violence. Everything possible must be done to protect these vulnerable children.
Under Sharia law girls can marry at the age of 6, just like the Prophet Muhammad from the Koran did when he married Aisha. Muhammad consummated his marriage with Aisha when she was nine.
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