An 8-Year-Old Yemeni Girl Died After She Was Married To A 40-Year-Old Man. The Reason Will Shock You!
An 8-year-old Yemeni girl lost her life after a day she was married to a 40-year-old man. According to reports she died because of severe tearing in her private parts.
The act of marriage between an adult and a child is part of their tradition and is a way for some families to make money. The girl’s family profits from it because of the dowry they receive.
UNICEF reported that there are around 47 countries which still has this disturbing practice, to make things worse, most of these girls are abandoned from formal education.
They also said that, oftentimes, the girls who marry at an early age become pregnant. This is dangerous as a baby born to a young mother has a low chance of survival due to the mother’s body being undeveloped and hardly capable of bearing a child.
The practice of child marriage is not exclusive to Yemen.
The authorities in the village of Haradh denied the issue and said that the incident never happened. This was disputed by two residents of Meedi who got in contact with Reuters and revealed that it really did happen and it was just being covered up by their very own tribal chief.
What do you think of this horrible tradition?