Child bride dies giving birth

| 13/09/2009

(Ennahar Online): A Yemeni girl of 12, forcibly married, died when she gave birth to her baby, said Sunday an organization of Human Rights in Sana’a. According to the Yemeni Organization for the Protection of Children (Siyaj), Fawzia Abdullah Youssef died Friday of a hemorrhage in the Saudi hospital of Hajja (north of Sana’a). The NGO said in a statement that the girl became pregnant at the age of 12, and the child was stillborn. Last year, the case of a Yemeni girl of 8, Nojoud Mohammad Ali (left), who had obtained a divorce, had highlighted the situation of thousands of women and children forced into marriage.

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  1. Joe Average says:

    Patriarchal religion.  I need not say anything else.

  2. Anonymous says:

    How very very tragic – Jesus at least has another angel. We are so blessed that we live in this part of the world where whilst we have our problems we are not barbaric