8-Year-Old Child Bride Dies From Internal Bleeding After Her Wedding Night

12507 views17 October 2020
Advertisements

A few cultures around the world allow young girls to marry much older men (sometimes the man is five times older!).

One problem that those of us who don’t believe in arranged marriages have with this is the girl is too young.

She is too young to understand what is happening to her and she is physically too young to handle the sexual ‘duties’ of a wife.

child marriage
Image Credit: N/A

CNN reported that Yemen is one country that still has no legislation for a minimum age for marriage.

One 8-year-old girl was married to an older man in Yemen through an arranged marriage.

He raped her on their wedding night – she is now dead.

child marriage
Image Credit: N/A

Her death was caused by internal bleeding. There are opponents to arranged marriage in Yemen.

That country has the highest death rates in the world.

If this keeps up, they will have very few women left to give birth.

The White Ribbon Alliance stated that one in 90 women will die during childbirth in Yemen.

child marriage
Image Credit: N/A

The White Ribbon Alliance believes that having healthy mothers will give a healthy world.

Their goal, according to their website is to make sure women know their rights about being healthy and safe before they get pregnant.

An affiliate of the White Ribbon Alliance, the National Safe Motherhood Alliance (NSMA), and The White Ribbon Alliance are hoping to start a conversation about this issue in Yemen.

Let us hope that government officials are open to listening to the concerns of these groups.

Laws need to be established to protect the young girls and women in Yemen.

Share away, people.

You may also like

3-Year-Old Kid With No Arms Banned From IHOP Restaurant Because He Eats With His Feet Two-year-old boy was plunged into boiling water for soiling his nappy by mom’s boyfriend Grocery Store Covers Up Dead Worker's Body With Umbrellas To Stay Open For 4 More Hours Siblings Unite And Support Each Other After Losing Their Parents In A Fatal Car Accident

Recommended Video

CLOSE
90-Year-Old Grandma With Alzheimer’s Climbs Down Flat Building After Family Lock Her In