Yemen: 2nd child bride hospitalized with genital injuries

I’m not sure if it’s only my take on this, but is this not paedophilia? Where are all the women rights groups around the world to condemn this? Oh I forget, it’s not white males committing these atrocities…On average, 8 females die A DAY in Yemen due to child marriage!

An 11-year-old Yemeni girl who was was married to a man in country’s Hajja province was hospitalized today with genital injuries, said a human rights group in Sanaa.

It was the second incident involving a child bride in the last week. A 13-year-old girl died after being sexually assaulted by her adult husband. Both girls were married in the country’s rural Hajja province.

The 11-year-old girl was married last year only under the condition that the adult husband would wait until she reached puberty to consummate the marriage. He did not wait, nor do many of the men who marry young brides, says Amal Basha, director of the Arabic Sisters Forum.

An estimated 50 percent of women in Yemen are married before age 18, some as young as 8. Less than a week ago the Sana’a-based human rights group reported the death of a 13-year-old bride in the same rural area. The Associated Press reported the girl was allegedly raped, and that her 23-year-old husband is now in police custody.

“She looked like she was butchered,” said the girl’s mother, Nijma Ahmed. The AP also cited police a report saying the husband forced himself on his young bride, feeling under pressure to prove his manhood.

An average of eight women die each day in Yemen due to child marriage, many of them in childbirth, according to the Arabic Sisters Forum. The group runs a hotline for victims of domestic violence and has been lobbying in support of a minimum marriage age now under consideration by the Yemeni parliament.

Pushing against the proposed law is the strong hand of Islamic conservatives in Yemen. Clerics have declared women like Amal Basha apostates from Islam for opposing child marriage, which they see as divinely ordained. The government, she says, is intimidated by the religious and tribal customs.

“They say this is Islamic…and they declared jihad against… the UN treaty on women’s rights,” she said.

“They say my campaign is a Western agenda, that it will lead to sex out of wedlock and prostitution,” Basha said…

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Posted on 15 April 2010, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I am not a muslim hater at all but this is criminal and if it is sanctioned by the religion of Islam ,then Islam is criminal too.
    I understand that some cultures marry earlier but when it leads to childrem being injured and the claim is made that it is allowed in the name of God then something is seriuosly wrong.
    Certainly the child could not have enjoyed this sexual encounter, so her consent is a non issue.
    Muslims proclaim God to be all mercy, just a shame the brides doesnt share in any of that mercy.
    Muslims that are serious about their faith should call this what it is “RAPE”.

  2. My problem is that these are adult males forcing young girls into sex. If the husband was the same age, then I may have a different view. These girls are physically unprepared and that is why many end up either dead or scarred for life.

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