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Controversial Video Highlighting Issue of Child Marriage Goes Viral

July 25, 2013

I love the defiant spirit of this little girl but so sorry she had to go through trauma. May her life be blessed as she has blessed ours in speaking out against pedophilia.

Openhearted Rebel

Stephen Cook: There are a number of theories across the internet right now about the authenticity and motives of this video. But whether it is staged or not, for political gain or not, it certainly highlights the issue of child brides and the legitimate rights and care of children.

Yemeni Girl’s Speech Against Child Marriage Goes Viral

From Al-Jazeera – July 23, 2013

http://stream.aljazeera.com/story/201307232138-0022928

A video of an 11-year-old Yemeni girl’s account of escaping her arranged marriage has gone viral. In the 3-minute clip, Nada al-Ahdal says she would rather die than get married at her age and calls the potential marriage “criminal.”

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