Getting married is supposed to be one of the most special moments in life, but what happens when it turns out to be more of a nightmare than the dream you’d envisioned?
An 8 year old Yemeni child bride, a mere girl, recently died on her wedding night from internal hemorrhaging. She was married to a man five times her age. As disgusting as the tradition of marrying off children to much older men is, it is common practice in Yemen.
More than a quarter of the female population are married before the age of 15. In 2010, a 12 year-old girl passed away after struggling for three days in labor, attempting to give birth to a baby. Countless other children have been subjected to similar atrocities.
At only 8 years-old, one child bride in Yemen sustained internal injuries so severe, she died. Marrying young daughters to much older men is a common practice in Yemen.