“Nada al-Ahdal, 11, broke a longstanding tradition of child marriages after she managed to run away from her parents and alert the authorities.
She then delivered a passionate testimony against the practice that is spreading across the web like a wildfire.”*
Nada Al-Ahdal, a Yemeni would-be 11-year old child bride, escaped the fate her parents set out for her. Just because giving children away sexually to adults is a tradition, doesn’t mean it’s the right thing to do. Cenk Uygur discusses the young girl’s impassioned plea opposing the tradition.