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Yemeni Youth Rebels Against Arranged Marriageonline video

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Ten years old and divorced: like many Yemeni girls, 10-year-old Nojoud Ali was forced into an arranged marriage, but unlike most, she refused to stay in the marriage.
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This little girl’s smile hides a painful past. Nojoud is just 10 and she’s already divorced. In her home country, Yemen, she was forced to marry a man three times her age, and for two months endured beatings and rape.My life had completely changed. I could no longer go to school or learn things. I wasn’t allowed to visit my family. That’s why I went to the tribunal.With the help of a lawyer and three judges in the Yemeni Capital, Sana’a, Nojoud was granted her wish: a divorce. Her story ...

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