She had been married to a 40-year-old farmer, who repeatedly raped and tortured her. Wafa simplifies it for other parents and tells them that: they should not think of marrying their daughters at a young age; girls should go to school. I dont want any girl to suffer as I did. Girls should be educated in order to be able to live happily and in dignity. Yemen and its immediate neighbour, Saudi Arabia, are the last two countries in the region to establish a minimum age of marriage. A proposed Saudi law is also in the works, but we are still awaiting confirmation on that too. At the moment, we do not know for sure how things will move forward, but we believe there is reason to be hopeful.
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Jewelry Ad Confronts Taboos
19, 2013 10:49 p.m. ET NEW DELHIDuring India’s fall Hindu festival season, commercials for gold jewelry blanket the airwaves. But one ad this year has sparked a national conversation on an unlikely topic: Single mothers and marriage. The 90-second television spot for a big jeweler depicts a woman going to her wedding ceremony with her daughter, who looks to be about…
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