Ask the Yemeni Government to End Forced Child Marriage
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Ask the Yemeni Government to End Forced Child Marriage

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Aged 8, Rawan was sold by her parents, and forced into a marriage with a man five times her age. The injuries her young body sustained from her “wedding night” resulted in her death, and her story has sent shockwaves throughout the world.

The most shocking thing about Rawan’s story? The fact that to many, her story is not shocking at all. Forced Child Marriage is a form of modern slavery, and in Yemen, there is no law which makes it illegal.

The Yemeni Government has the power to bring an end to Forced Marriage forever; the first step is to ban the marriage of anyone under the age of 18, protecting children from a life of domestic and sexual slavery.

We know that ending Forced Marriage everywhere poses big obstacles and yet, in the aftermath of Rawan’s death, and with the eyes of the world on Yemen, this may be one of few fleeting moments when we can create change. We’re not going to let down the millions of girls vulnerable to this form of modern slavery.

Forced Child Marriage is modern slavery and can be stopped. Call on the government of Yemen to ban Forced Child Marriage.

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/09/15/world/meast/yemen-child-bride/index.html

To:
Yemeni President
Forced Child Marriage is modern slavery and needs to be stopped.

Please take the first step by passing a law banning the marriage of anyone under the age of 18, protecting Yemeni children from a life of domestic and sexual slavery.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • ljujbica talevska AUSTRALIA
      • 3 months ago

      Not only is this story horrific but it is downright disgusting and appalling. What type of men marry little girls and then have sex with them. What kind of sick minds do they have. It is virtually legalized pedophilia. Do all these governments, that approve things like this in their countries, live in the 21st century or do they live on some remote warped planet. Every Government of these countries that have Child Marriage should outlaw this immediately and make laws that strongly punish anyone who takes part in these SICK customs.

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 6 months ago

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