Spotlighting The Child Brides Epidemic
This summer millions of people have watched 11 year old Nada al-Ahdal of Yemen passionately state her case on You Tube. Her parents have arranged for her to be married, and she would have none of it. Child brides like Nada are a too common occurrence throughout the developing world.
[quote]”What about the innocence of childhood?” she implores “What have children done wrong? Why do you marry them off like that?”[/quote]
Nada is (through this video) a great voice for reason and a strong advocate for Justice For Youth! The fact is that 38,000 child brides are married around the world EACH DAY. And the number is growing.
WP On Child Brides
Here is an excellent piece from The Washington Post about the world’s forgotten population of child brides:
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