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Man Forces 8-Year-Old To Marry Him - Wedding Night Takes Horrific Turn

In some parts of the world, it’s perfectly fine for a man to rape a child and enslave her. Human rights organizations are trying to put an end to that.

They are calling for the arrest of a man after an 8-year-old child bride died from sexual trauma on her wedding night in Yemen. Her husband was five times her age.

"According to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), between 2011 and 2020, more than 140 million girls will become child brides. Furthermore, of the 140 million girls who will marry before the age of 18, 50 million will be under the age of 15," The World Around Us reports.

More than 25% of Yemen’s girls are married before they are 15, and are often subjected to physical, emotional and sexual abuse in their forced marriages. Since “child” doesn’t have a single definition around the world, municipalities interpret it as they will.

Yemen set a law in February 2009 that held the minimum age for marriage at 17, however, conservative lawmakers repealed it.

Source: The World Around Us
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