8-year-old Yemeni Child Dies At Hands Of 40-year-old Husband On Wedding Night

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#1 8-year-old bride dies

An 8-year-old child bride from Yemen died from sexual trauma after spending the first night with her 40-year-old husband. Several human rights NGOs are pushing for the arrest of the suspect.

#2 A big problem

“According to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), between 2011 and 2020, more than 140 million girls will become child brides. Furthermore, of the 140 million girls who will marry before the age of 18, 50 million will be under the age of 15.” According to some recent reports, over one fourth of Yemeni girls younger than 15 are already married and have to endure different types of violence in their households.

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