11 y.o. Yemeni girl flees home to avoid marriage: “I’d rather kill myself”

It’s a disturbing video. 11 year old Nada Al-Ahdal from Yemen talks about how she had to run away from home in order to avoid being married off by her parents.

“They told me that I am engaged, and that my fiance had already paid them money and brought the engagement ring. They said that I couldn’t leave, and even threatened to kill me if I went back to my uncle.”

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It’s shocking how many times this little girl talks about killing herself. No one that young should have thoughts like that.

“I’m not an item for sale, I’m a human being and I would rather die than get married at this age.”

“Go ahead and marry me off. I’ll kill myself, just like that.”

“I decided that I have two choices; to leave or to die. So I chose the first.”

You can read more quotes from the video here.


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