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Child Marriage In Yemen: 11-Year-Old Girl Who Ran Away From Parents Home Speaks “I’ll Kill Myself If..”

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July 22, 2013 – Forced Child Marriage In Yemen: 11-Year-Old Girl Who Ran Away From Parents Home Speaks

11-Year-Old Girl Who Ran Away From Parents Home In Yemen Speaks “I’ll Rather Die Than Engage In Child Marriage”

Her name is Nada Al-Ahdal, an 11-year-old girl from Yemen.

She recently ran away from her parents house over a plan to force her into an arranged marriage at such an early age.

In a YouTube video uploaded on the 8th of July, 2013, Nada said;

They told me that I am engaged, and that my fiancé had already paid them money and brought the engagement ring. They said that I couldn’t leave and even threatened to kill me if I went back to my uncle. I’m not an item for sale, I’m a human being and I would rather die than get married at this age. I’ve decided that I have two choices: to leave or to die. So I chose the first

According to her, the only person that could rescue her in this situation is her maternal uncle who is against child bride.

Hear what her uncle said to reporters;

When I heard about the groom, I panicked. Nada was not even 11 years old; she was exactly 10 years and 3 months. I could not allow her to be married off and have her future destroyed, especially since her aunt was forced to marry at 13 and burnt herself. I did all I could to prevent that marriage. I called the groom and told him Nada was no good for him. I told him she did not wear the veil and he asked if things were going to remain like that. I said ‘yes, and I agree because she chose it. I also told him that she liked singing and asked if he would remain engaged to her.’

She now stays with her uncle who is anti-forced marriage.

In 2010, we learnt over 25% of Yemen females were forced to marry before reaching age 15.

This is as a result of the poverty level in the country.

Parents often give out their daughters to make a living.

What a life!

What the video below



  1. habss

    July 23, 2013 at 3:45 AM

    and naija senate is passing law to allow child marriage. na wa oooooooo

  2. Sizzle

    July 23, 2013 at 4:04 AM

    Lord have mercy on her parents for they know not what they are doing, it is ignorance. Thank you Lord for this beautiful brave kid, thank you for her uncle, continue to flow your grace unto him.
    Keep praying and thanking the Lord my Dear, he has been so loving and kind towards you.
    I love u…

  3. delight

    July 23, 2013 at 5:09 AM

    God have mercy, that what the useless good for nothing senator what to turn nigeria 2.

  4. mulikat

    July 23, 2013 at 5:21 AM

    A child is not something for sale,am happy for the poor gal,and thanks for the Uncle that have human brain to know was is good and bad,not her animal in human skin parent that sale gals to make a living.they cant work with their hands to make a living,that what their relatives in far Northern Nigeria want to bring to Nigeria, let them do that law in north only, afterall they have 2 kinds of law in nigeria, sharia boko in north, and normal law for rest of nigerian,tell me what united in this nation.

  5. Seun

    July 23, 2013 at 7:51 AM

    That family need prayers

  6. Rita Raphael

    July 23, 2013 at 9:47 AM

    Early Marriage is not good for a child because marriage is between man and woman and not between boy and girl, So as parent you need to train up your children in school not engaging them in early marriage may God help us in Jesus Name Amen.

  7. Emeka

    July 23, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    Wht is wrong wit dis pple sametin shuld be done abt dis, be4 dis pple distroyes evry young girls.

  8. Chinny

    July 23, 2013 at 2:00 PM

    This girl should run into any Christian home and beg them to transfer her to the UN. If not, the likes of Yerima and his northern moslem brothers will capture and have sex with her. EVIL CHILD MOLESTERS. God’s wrath must surely visit them. This is what people that called themselves northern senators in respected Nigeria law chambers are canvassing for, so that they’d be having sex with under-aged children to renew their charms. Evil will sure visit anybody in that chamber that supports this evil against the girl child, using religion as cover. HOLIGANS!

  9. Gbebo

    July 23, 2013 at 4:08 PM

    What is wrong with 9ja? A Country that had much morals and fought so hard to obtain liberty and NOW deliberating over CHILD MARRIAGE, how sick? I’m ashamed of the Leaders who are so obsessed with power and degrading sexual appetite that won’t look into solving the national issues confronting the country… PATHETIC BASTARDS… God will punish all those sons of bitches who wishes to pass into laws Child Marriage !!!!!

  10. Sheddy

    July 23, 2013 at 6:51 PM

    I dont blame the senat is christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) who hav folded thier hands and alow ISLAM 2 be penetrating the constitution,even the Government are the one building islamic almajire shcools what are we the CHRISTIANS BENEFINING from the Government,(CAN) U PEOPLE are not representing us at all, we are very sard.

  11. costly

    July 23, 2013 at 6:53 PM

    marriage is nt by force, hw can a child of 11yrs get married bcos of wat jst 2 earn a living, i tank God 4 d child dat knws wat is gud wit her n her uncle dat suport her wit her decision. As 4 d her parent i dnt blame dem is only God dat ll av mercy on dem

  12. Hadizat

    July 23, 2013 at 9:38 PM

    @ chinny u’re so stupid, wat concern muslim in dis matter, is dis not better dan GAY CHURCH are u not well training? Commenting like an illitrate, louzy idiot

  13. Nakanda victor

    July 24, 2013 at 1:45 AM

    Is our country changin 4 gud or bad?

  14. Isutec

    July 24, 2013 at 3:13 AM

    I don’t no what to say. May God deliva yemen and all 9ja who hav such in mind

  15. atolagbe morufat

    July 24, 2013 at 8:17 AM

    what a pity.ds s serious issue,look at ds stupid parent,they don’t if think d future of d child.they are wicked God will polish them nd everyone who have ds can of nonsences thinking in mind.

  16. atolagbe morufat

    July 24, 2013 at 8:23 AM

    ds s serious issue,look at ds stupid parent,they don’t if think d future of d child.they are wicked God will polish them nd everyone who have ds can of nonsences thinking in mind.

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