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8-year-old Rawan (Child Bride) Dies On Wedding Night

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If you have stopped praying to redeem the innocence of the girl child all round the globe, here is another reason for you to pray even harder than before

Rawan an 8 year old bride died in the city of Hardh in northwestern Yemen Goverened by Hajjah, Kuwaiti daily Al Watan on Sunday reported, quoting Yemeni media. She is believed to have suffered a tear to her private parts and severe bleeding.

In July, the Nigerian Senate failed to expunge a section in the constitution that permits child marriage which led to a massive Protest in July, and a nationwide campaign against child marriage.

The Kuwaitis have called that something be done against the family in Yemen whose 8-year-old daughter died of internal injuries on the first night of her arranged marriage to a man over five times her age.

Yemeni activists insisted that the local police arrest the “beastly groom” and the girl’s family and transfer them to a court where justice would be served and the case would be used to help put an end to the practice of marrying very young girls in the impoverished country.

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