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Monday, July 22, 2013

11yr old girl flees family over arranged marriage, speaks out online

The 11 year old Yemen girl, Nada Al-Ahdal (pictured above) who ran away from home after her parents promised her hand in marriage, has spoken out online saying 'she's not an item for sale.'

Nada said she was forced to run away and live with her uncle after she was promised to another man.
"They told me that I am engaged, and that my fiancé had already paid them money and brought the engagement ring. They said that I couldn't leave and even threatened to kill me if I went back to my uncle. I'm not an item for sale, I'm a human being and I would rather die than get married at this age. I've decided that I have two choices: to leave or to die. So I chose the first" Nada said in a video that was released online July 8th
Nada's saving grace is her uncle who has refused to let her family marry her off. Continue...


Her uncle told reporters:
When I heard about the groom, I panicked. Nada was not even 11 years old; she was exactly 10 years and 3 months. I could not allow her to be married off and have her future destroyed, especially since her aunt was forced to marry at 13 and burnt herself. I did all I could to prevent that marriage. I called the groom and told him Nada was no good for him. I told him she did not wear the veil and he asked if things were going to remain like that. I said ‘yes, and I agree because she chose it. I also told him that she liked singing and asked if he would remain engaged to her.'
Nada now stays with her uncle, her father's brother, who is against child marriage.

According to a report in 2010 by the Social Affairs Ministry, more than 25% of females in Yemen marry before age 15, and it's mostly because of the poverty level in the country. Parents give their daughters away for profit.

101 comments:

Cintetic said...

Rubbish...... those parents shld be punished or rather executed. Am happy d girl is safe. God protect her.

Apple said...

For heavens sake! How dose a grown adult look at a little girl like this and insert his dick in her for heavens sake! What is the world turning to! This is very depressing!

Yucci said...

Oya proponents of child marriage over to you...lets hear your sick defence of letting your daughters go into an institution at an age the constitution says you are not even allowed to vote!

★★PRINCE CHARMING™★★ said...

I hope the Nigerian legislators are reading this!

Anonymous said...

Kudos my little sweet angel. Yes! Take a bold step, fight for urself. Just wish other kids will do same and together bring an end to this madness just like th abolishion of the killin of twins

Utonwa said...

well, we are facing that here already

Anonymous said...

giving your child away for money will become the new trend in Nigeria

Anonymous said...

I posted a comment on this issue on the stella post but linda sacrificed it. Fight is inevitable we have to fight for our future God will not come down and talk to our leaders. Nations are fighting for their right eg usa(blacks), brazil, Lydia, Egypt etc but nigeria is hoping and waiting for miracle from God. This little girl fought for her right and she won while we are watching, praying and hoping.

I rest my case

ijslick said...

Shit...we r still talkn of d recent 1..gosh poverty is d cause of all dese..Linda first to comment o

Anonymous said...

This is terrible. See this pretty little girl. Thank God its didn't work out for them.

Anonymous said...

this is sad

Anonymous said...

Nawa oooh

Ivy L. said...

This is such a sad story. Thank God for her uncle. And this is what our Nigerian Senators want?!

Ivy L. said...

This is such a sad story. Thank God for her uncle. And this is what our Nigerian Senators want?!

Anonymous said...

Good girl, she really did the right thing and also kudos to her uncle for been supportive.

Anonymous said...

Aaawwww she's really beautiful, cute, adorable! She's stil supposed to be sucking mama's breasts.... I wish her all the best in her endeavours! God bless mmwwaaaahh!

Anonymous said...

Dis story looks fake n forged,well am against child marriage!children shld be in skool nt warming dere beds

Anonymous said...

i hope Nigerian senators can see this video and put a stop to underage marriage in Nigeria.

chinwe said...

Nigeria here we come. This should not be allowed to legally materialise here. We have to do whatever we can to prevent selling our children into slavery.

For those saying that this is an aboki issue please wake up to the battle that is being waged.

Anonymous said...

a beautiful girl, i love her brave act and thank God she has an uncle to protect her from her parents ridiculous decision.
thank you foe speaking out

ti said...

Was did lyfe turning in2,God hav mercy

yinotinto said...

Na wa 4 ds kain weyrey parents. How on earth could any sane parent consent to marrying off their own daughter at such tender age? God forbid bad thing.

Anonymous said...

Thank God 4her. I know say na Yerima wan marry her (useless man wen tight toto go kill) ur senators r so confuse, gay marriage de one side, child marriage de oneside, n we voted these useless people in, may Godhave mercy on dem.

Anonymous said...

Too badt 4 yemen...

Erin Silver said...

Poor girl......so this is what they want to turn Nigeria into. A shopping mall for children. It won't happen

deewon said...

GOOD, LOVE HER COURAGE N BOLD STEP.
IF OTHERS CAN EMULATE HER, PARENTS WILL BE SCARED TO LOSE THEIR DAUGHTER IF THEY TRULY LOVE THEM.

FIRST TO COMMENT....PLS POST MY COMMENT OO

Gistyinka Blog said...

I love you decision! #ChildNotBride

Anonymous said...

Madam blogger so u tried to blackmail ODM pastor? D whole world is praying 4 u ohhh. U better repent

Anonymous said...

All these I think depend on the parents,that's if they want their daughter to get married @ that age. God 4bid that I should allow such. Wicked parents!

AmeboPikin said...

Am lost!!!! Can't understand anything!!!

Jess Ann said...

This aint funny anymore. God help us all.

Rough Diamond said...

Nigerians talk too much no action.

Rough Diamond said...

Iti!

Anonymous said...

Am happy for her,all this useless leaders who does not know their right from thei left,getting married to an underage,God will help us.

Anonymous said...

Dis is vewi sad

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Anonymous said...

Who d hell told u yemen is poverty stricken? I laff. Ogbenni its cos of Islamic laws and shit...

Anonymous said...

Ehya..
~D great anonymous!

Anonymous said...

See d innocent child... Nigerian senators u people won't get away with your life pension idea and child marriage.....#wickedhearts.....

Anonymous said...

dude spell message well ooo...if you have to correct someone, don't leave tracks...:)

Anonymous said...

@ anon 5:30 pm Linda is at it again.......

Flourish said...

Is it a crime to be a girl? But what is this thing with men and underaged girls? How mentally and emotionally stable is an underaged girl in terms of marriage. Demons everywhere! Pls let relevant organisations protect this young girl.

BLOGLORD said...

I commend the lil girl. Very smart and sensible

Good job uncle!

Say no to child marriage.

Too many perverts/peodophiles on the loose

Anonymous said...

Nigerian senators u wunt get away with ur life pension fraud and under age marriage....all of u have brought shame to this country.... and I trust d curses Nigerians av placed on ur heads will/shall/must never pass u old tins by......#splitonurfaces

Anonymous said...

Am sure even if our lunatic senators pass d child marriage bills to law, it will only work in d north, people of d south are too. Suffiscated for such nonsense. Children in d south will take dia destinies in dia own hand by rebelling against any parent dat tries to give dem out in marriage prematuredly.

Anonymous said...

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TJ

Hrm paul ojeih said...

Linda DIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT THOSE BASTARDS IN THE SENATE WANT FOR OUR DAUGHTERS SHAME TO THEM DAME PATIENCE JONATHAN WONT TALK IF IT IS TO FIGHT ROTIMI aMECHI OVER OKIRIKA WATER FRONT DEMOLITION SHE GO DEY SHOW HERSELF DO SOMETHING MEANINGFUL SHE WONT

omoniyi orioye said...

She's such a pretty geh,eeyah,I hope dey stop chasin her ooo

Anonymous said...

Anon 5:06pm, we're waiting for u to spearhead d fight. After commenting, make sure to come mobilize us and lead us. We're waiting for u

kellie said...

LMFAO!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Must u comment?!

Anonymous said...

It's not fake at all. Go to YouTube, u'll d video of this gorgeous articulate little girl. She intellectually sounds way ahead of her age. Thank God she was able 2 take a stand 2 run away from d nightmare of child marriage

Sweetest Honey said...

Hmmm...I just hope and pray dat the uncle wnt be murdered for trying to help protect ds lil girl by taking out of the way to perform dia evil enterprise!

Useless generation of perverts! Demons! Sick bastards!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Signs of the last days.underaged married has suddenly made headlines home n abroad.hmmmm#sumtin drastic must b done to stop this madness.#thinking aloud#

Anonymous said...

Sani Yerima tinz! What a pity *smh*

Anonymous said...

Sad.....so sad!God's gift has bcum a means of making money.dts hw a greedy wicked woman around my house sold her 8month old grand daughter.hw can parents do dis 2deir flesh nd blood?wht d hell is a 10yrs old xpected 2do in a man's house?dis is evil at its peak!God save our children cos he alone can guarantee dt #childnotbride#

Anonymous said...

I don't believe this. Pls is there any live video or a website we cld go to, to get more information about this news Linda??

Anonymous said...

I hope linda will publish my comment.in as much I condem this act of under age marriage,my ? Is before the bill was amended,what did the women senetors representing us do,they just sat there cross their legs and watch,their reason they wish if the bill was also amended to favour them.asap they too will have right to marry under age boys .my opinion if u like publish this.

Anonymous said...

My dear linda...I hope U guys get ur facts right before allowing rumors fill the air...they never made the marital age open...they only classified "married women" as qualified to renounce their citizenship.
This rumor/misconception is going too far,lets learn to use the media wisely rather cause unecessary damage,do U where this child-marriage issue cud lead,when the senate never actually pass such bill?

Anonymous said...

Demn!!!! Dis is pure child abuse.......

Anonymous said...

Demn!!!! Dis is pure child abuse.......

Anonymous said...

dis gal z rili beautiful ....dis men r sick...ow do u sleep wit a child 4 Gods sake!!

Anonymous said...

Demn!!!! Dis is pure child abuse.......

Anonymous said...

Olodo oshi

corlia gudia said...

ds little girl has no breast, wht wud a man do wit her as a wife?

HATERS-SLAYER said...

well not in my wildest dream would i give of my lil child,even if its a law,na for dem pocket.

Anonymous said...

Ode, your mates in Egypt fought and overthrow a president, you are here saying a video is fake rather than fight for your country. Go to daily mail bush fowl and watch the video.

Anonymous said...

U r a fool for this comment! Pls show ur real self, I'l send men to rape ur sisters! Show urself senseless human

Chukwunonso Nweke said...

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Anonymous said...

i was almost shedding tears...God please these are innocent children...pls father help them...my God

Terrific Caliph said...

1000 likes

staff said...

These arab animals

yori said...

I bet that FOOL they call Yerima would love to destroy this girl's poor life by marrying her if he had the chance.....MUDAFUCKER!!

yori said...

I'm sure that FOOL they call Yerima would want to destroy this poor girl's life by marrying her if he had the chance, all in the name of his religion.....MUDAFUCKER!!

rosy kay said...

Poor girl..... How pathetic! Pfft!

Anonymous said...

Dis first to comment thing is becoming very boring nd childish, u guys should pls grow up

Ms.J said...

Really? Cintetic, you are casting the first stone? At least poverty is an excuse, what is the excuse in Nigeria that they have suddenly decided that it is lawful to marry off infants?
I applaud the little girl and her firm uncle

Anonymous said...

Still wondering how a baby will breastfeed a baby.uwa ojooo. Lindodo my favourite aproko post my comment.-Daniela

Ahmed kadiri said...

This does not make sense, other than a sick sexual fantasy?

Anonymous said...

Promise haf run with his massage! LOL

TJ

Ahmed kadiri said...

This does not make sense, other than a sick sexual fantasy?

Ahmed kadiri said...

This does not make sense, other than a sick sexual fantasy?

Anonymous said...

Yerima aka Mr paedophile ....u never knack d one wey u get for house finish u dey find anoda one again...hmmmmm....can u leave this little girls to even develop mentally and physically at least a little befor u strike??? Is it possible????

OlᵘwᵃDᵅᵐ!lᵒlᵃ said...

Seriously? Nawa o

Anonymous said...

Of all the issues around us why is child marriage the most important? Because they are satanic men and women holding power, we shud not only post on media but stand together in spoken of faith that every conspiracy against our dear land will backfire. I dash them plagues that will make all of them sexually dead that passed or was planning to pass such a bill. If they are not fighting shamefully, they are cooking eveil, even their linage to come Will be ashamed of them. Molesters in agbada and suits, perverts who pretend to be religious, let it be known you all will die like herod with maggots reducing them to nothing. Amen

Omohemi Benson said...

Good cause but they have to leave Yemen fast! the parents will take it has dishonour and go after Uncle and daughter.

O.Jay.Richard said...

thanks uncle!

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abidemi salami said...

Good girl.

abidemi salami said...

Good girl

Anonymous said...

This is d sign of an end time,11yrs hand in marriage.God save us ooooooo

Anonymous said...

This is d sign of an end time,11yrs hand in marriage.God save us ooooooo

MY TURN said...

Thank God for Uncles who protect and don't molest. I pray they don't go kidnap her sha.

Anonymous said...

children of these days are so sharp, this girl don quick quick run..lol. this generation would not be enslaved like their predecessors, theres always a way out of a messy situation...kudos to this 11yr old

attah betsy said...

this world is really coming to an end
some people are so heartless,how can you imagine seeing a little girl going tru pain during sex in intercourse


attah betsy said...

this world is really coming to an end
some people are so heartless,how can you imagine seeing a little girl going tru pain during sex in intercourse


uwaezuoke said...

Nawaoooh, both the Massage, message and the massanger we no see, as Promise don't do, ima nkea ima nke-ozo! Lmfao!

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Anonymous said...

You see why the North and the South should part ways?

Anonymous said...

Its a pity......, my heart is filld wit tears dat d pipple who ar meant to protect us, pipple dat we entrustd our lives on ,they ar d ones leadin us to distruction! MAY GOD DELIVER US!!!!

Ibeh Naomi said...

this is so barbaric and uncalled for.
well we dont need to panic cos its d fulfillment of bible prophecies -1 corith 6;9, 1 Tim 3;1-5.

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