The Painful Death of a Yemen Child Bride

After days of struggling through labor a 12-year-old "child bride" has died in Yemen, her baby a stillborn. Fawziyah Abdullah Youssef was married last year at the age of 11 to a 24-year-old. In a custom that is common in Yemen, her parents pulled her from school so that she could be given to her betrothed. "Families think child marriage is a good thing…that it comes directly from Islam. They don't understand the dangers," Ahmad Al-Qureishi of Seyaj, a Yemeni children's rights group, tells...Full Story
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