Girl forced to marry speaks out against child marriage


When she was 10 years old, her parents were pressuring her to marry a 26-year-old. That marriage was never consummated, but a year later they were pressuring her again to marry an older man, so she ran away from home.

“I can’t live with them anymore. What have the children done wrong?” Nada Al-Ahdal asked in a video posted shortly after she fled in 2013. “I would have no life, no education. I’m better off dead. I’d rather die (than get married). They threatened to kill me if I went to my uncle. What kind of people threaten their own children? I won’t go back to live with them. They’ve killed my dreams. This is no upbringing. This is criminal, simply criminal.”

Nada fled to the house of her uncle, who took her in and agreed to raise her and make sure she received a good education. Nada filed a police report against her mother in her native Yemen. Her video hit 7 million views in three days, according to Wikipedia.

“I managed to solve my problem, but some children can’t solve their,” she said, according to MEMRI. “They might die, commit suicide or do whatever comes to their mind. Some children decide to throw themselves into the sea. They’re dead now. This is not normal for innocent children.

“My maternal aunt was 14 years old. She lasted one year with her husband, and then she poured gasoline over herself and set herself on fire,” she added. “She died. He would beat her with metal (chains). He would get drunk.”

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9 responses to “Girl forced to marry speaks out against child marriage

  1. powerful story and takes great boldness to run and find the right people to help. These issues remain in my prayers. That God hears their cries and provides sanctuary. 🙂

  2. What a courageous child God will use her mightily

  3. The world truly is in utter darkness, and we must act and pray.

  4. I “like” only that this practice is being exposed. Words fail when trying to describe this practice. May God have mercy, especially on these little girls.

  5. This horrific abuse has to be stopped. Please, Lord. Thanks for exposing it.

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  8. This is so heartbreaking. I ask God questions now like why are we created to be this evil and then spend our lived fighting against it. We appear to be the worse species on earth, yet have the ability to be the best.

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