Yemeni girl stands up for her own destiny !

Nada Al Ahdal

After writing an article last week about forced marriages in France « Mariages forcés, une triste réalité !« , I discovered a very poignant and very sad video of Nada al-Ahdal, a Yemeni girl who clearly launched a detress signal ! Nada al-Ahdal run away from home in order to escape forced marriage! She prefered to defy her parents than being married to a much older man!

I picked up 3 sentences that are so strong, sad and horrible to read, they give me goose bumps :

« I’m not the only one….There are many cases like that. Some children decide to throw themselves into the sea. They’re dead now. » […]

« I would have had no life, no education. Don’t they have any compassion? What kind of upbringing did they get? » 

« My mother, my family, believe me when I say: I’m done with you. You’ve ruined my dreams. »

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