yemen

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

Supergirl Gets Divorce

Kids grow up so fast these days. By 3rd grade, I had definitely played pretend bride, but a girl in Yemen was forced to do it for reals. At the…

Simcha | April 28, 2008 - 5:30 pm