11-year old girl flees from home after being forced to marry a 26-year old man for $2000.
Today, this tradition is still being practiced in countries like India, Yemen, Pakistan, Japan, China and Israel. However, arranged marriage today have turned twisted and out of control. In some worse scenarios, parents will even allow their minor daughter to marry off a middle-aged man.
In Yemen, 11-year old Nada Al-Ahdal was also due to suffer the same fate of marrying a stranger. The poor girl had no other choice but to run away from her family while saying that she can't live with them anymore after being forced to marry a 26-year old man with the dowry of $2000.
She posted a video of herself in Youtube speaking out her mind and strongly opposing arranged marriage without consent, especially between children her age. According to her, she wanted to study and enjoy her childhood.
"What about the innocence of childhood? What have the children done wrong? Why do you marry them off like that?"
In her heartbreaking video, the child bride also said that she would rather die, a thing which no other child should be forced to do as her only way out.
"Go ahead and marry me off, I'll kill myself," she stated.
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11 Year Old Muslim Child Bride Speaks Out Before Being Killed by breaking Muslim tradition.Nada Al-Ahdal fiercely declared: "I am not an item for sale, I am Christian, I'm a human being and I would rather die than get married at this age." This tradition is included in BBL #notobblLike Us Trending Videos 19.25Posted by Trending Videos 19.25 on Thursday, March 19, 2015
Moreover, the video claims that later on Nada was killed but no other details surrounding her death was mentioned. Nada's video can be traced back to 2013 when it raised international controversies but until now, the practice of arranged marriage in Yemen is still widespread.