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.
However, the authorities in the village of Haradh have denied the reports and claim nothing as such occurred. But, the two residents of Meedi confirmed that the reports were genuine and was just covered up by their own tribal chief.
Child marriage is a part of their tradition and also a means for making money for some as the girl’s family is benefitted from 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.
What do you think of this horrible tradition?