I come from Yemen where we have had a year of violence, and in some areas, civil war. Most of you will have heard about the violence in the media. A lot of efforts are being made by the international community to support Yemen to get out of the crisis. But there are other types of violence affecting the Yemeni community — particularly for women and children.
13 year-old Yemeni Girl Dies of Bleeding from Sex After Arranged Marriage
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It was reported today that a 13 year-old in Yemen died from post-coital injuries, four days after her arranged marriage to a 23 year-old man. She suffered from tears in her genitals and rectum, and severe bleeding. I think this is just wrong. I mean, I have three children, ages 5,10,12 and to think an old man would ever want to de -flower them is like saying that I want to sell them to some guy. How can you look at children and think of these innapropriate thoughts.
Yemen Officials Deny 8-Year-Old Girl Died From Sex With 40-Year-Old Husband: Report
Yemeni officials and journalists are saying the reports that an 8-year-old girl allegedly died of vaginal tearing on her wedding night are false, according to a report in Dubai-based news site Gulf News. I have the photos of the girl and will show it to anyone. Gulf News also quotes a local journalist and a children's rights activist in Yemen's capital who say they've investigated the story and believe it's false. Reports that the 8-year-old girl had died of internal wounds on her wedding night went viral online after Kuwaiti news site Al Watan published the story on Sunday , citing local Yemeni newspaper Al Mashhad.
An eight-year-old Yemeni girl has died of internal bleeding on her wedding night after marrying a man five times her age, a social activist and two local residents said, in a case that has caused an outcry in the media and revived debate about child brides. Arwa Othman, head of Yemen's House of Folklore and a leading rights campaigner, said the girl, identified only as Rawan, was married to a year-old late last week in the town of Meedi in Hajjah province, north-western Yemen. A security official in the provincial town of Haradh denied any such incident had taken place. He did not want to be identified because he was not authorised to speak to the press.