21 March 2016

This is the smile of a very happy girl

This is Nujood Ali.  She was celebrating because a court granted her a divorce from a husband who had been abusing her.

She was ten years old.

Photo credit Stephanie Sinclair/National Geographic.  Read more about child brides here.

1 comment:

  1. The follow-up to this story is less happy than this moment of joy. Looks like the proceeds from her book have to be paid to her father by Yemeni law, and he's spent it all on himself. And's he's betrothed Najood's younger sister.


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