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Eleven-Year-Old Yemeni Girl Nada Al-Ahdal Flees Home To Avoid Forced Marriage

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In an eloquent monologue posted on YouTube, 11-year-old Nada Al-Ahdal says she fled to her uncle's house when her parents attempted to force her into marrying an older man for money. "I would have had no life, no education," she says. She decided that she had two choices: to leave or to die. So she chose the first. "I managed to solve my problem, but some innocent children can't solve theirs, and they might die, commit suicide, or do whatever comes to mind," she says.

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