This is the message in our recent post: (Marriage and Womanhood Part 2….Let them be WOMEN before wives!)
In the post, we said; “Sadly, sadly, in some cultures, the manipulation and abuse of womanhood in the name of marriage and motherhood are nothing short of slavery! We speak out of first hand, heart-rending experience!”
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.1
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…
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