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News: “Enough is Enough” for child marriage, says Yemeni Human Rights Minister (CNN)

yemeni-child-brides-husbands-615CNN have reported on the horrific story of Rawan, an 8-year-old girl who reportedly died after sustaining internal bleeding on her wedding night.  Despite there being some confusion around the facts of the story and an apparent lack of cooperation from local authorities, it is believed that 8-year-old Rawan died from internal bleeding and damage to her uterus and other organs, just a few days after her marriage to a 40-year-old man.

The case has caused outcry in Yemen and across the international human rights community and has resurfaced the debate over illegalising child marriage in Yemen, which is currently legal at any age.  Despite attempts to raise the legal age of marriage to 17 in the past, the move was seen as “un-Islamic” by the country’s hardliners and was never passed.  However the Yemeni Minister for Human Rights, Hooria Mashhour has now publically stated “enough is enough” for child marriage in Yemen, stating “Many child marriages take place every year in Yemen. It’s time to end this practice.”

For the full story: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/09/15/world/meast/yemen-child-bride/index.html?hpt=hp_t4

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One comment on “News: “Enough is Enough” for child marriage, says Yemeni Human Rights Minister (CNN)

  1. Jadestar
    February 2, 2014

    No, child marriages are a blessing from God, who has made human nature such that they are normal and can be found in societies still close to nature.

    Very sad this one girl died, but she’s just ONE girl out of, if one buys the numbers the globalists give out about child marriage, many many. I’m sure even in the US and Europe there could be dug up cases where adult women died from voluntary sex, especially anal or with sex toys. Do we need to ban every practice that could cause even the single death needed to grab a sensationalist headline?

    The Jewish media, UN, CFR, State Department, etc. only attack child marriage as a Trojan horse to eventually discredit all marriage. Don’t buy their pack of lies and semantic distortions.

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