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8-Year-Old “Child Bride” Dies On Wedding Night

An eight-year-old girl in Yemen, who was married to a 40-year-old man, died from rape-related injuries on her wedding night. The girl, who was called Rawan, died from severe…

Jessica Wakeman | September 11, 2013 - 7:30 pm

Escaped Yemeni Child Bride Tells Her Tale

In impoverished Yemen, the forced marriage of young girls is not an uncommon practice. According to the UK’s Daily Mail, men will pay poor families a “bride price” for their…

Mary Odell | July 22, 2013 - 6:00 pm

“The Girl Store” Campaign Sheds Light On India’s Child Marriage Problem

Today in India is a celebration called Akshaya Tritiya, a Hindu and Jain holy day which is marked by mass marriages. But human rights supporters in India, such as UNICEF,…

Jessica Wakeman | April 24, 2012 - 4:00 pm

Today’s Lady News: Preacher Sentenced To 175 Years For Taking Girls As “Child Brides”

Tony Alamo, a 75-year-old evangelist preacher, has been sentenced to 175 years in prison for taking underage girls as “child brides” and molesting them. Alamo apparently threatened the girls with…

Jessica Wakeman | November 13, 2009 - 8:30 pm

Today’s Lady News: 12-Year-Old Child Bride Dies In Childbirth

How sad: a 12-year-old girl who was a child bride in Yemen died of severe bleeding after struggling to give birth for three days. Fawziya Adullah Youssef’s father married her…

Jessica Wakeman | September 14, 2009 - 8:50 pm

Today’s Lady News: Saudi Child Bride Forced To Return To Her 80-Year-Old Husband

A 10-year-old Saudi Arabian girl has been returned to her 80-year-old husband after hiding at her aunt’s home for 10 days. The marriage is allowed by Sharia law, which the…

Jessica Wakeman | August 26, 2009 - 8:30 pm

Email Order Baby Brides

While my Jewish mother would do almost anything to marry me off, apparently I should thank my lucky stars that she hasn’t put me up for sale! Although, I’m already…

Simcha | April 25, 2008 - 7:00 pm