Badass Of The Day

Meet 9-year old Arwa; a Yemeni girl who was recently granted a divorce from her middle aged husband. Arwa’s father, Abdul Ali, basically sold his child to a total stranger for the collateral amount of $150.

The sort of “defiance” displayed by  Arwa was practically unheard of in recent years but gaining courage from Nujood, another young girl who made history when a divorce from her much older husband was granted, Arwa left her small village of Jibla (where tribal customs still rule) and went to the courts asking for her freedom on the basis that she was married against her will.

Hopefully, now, little Arwa can enjoy her childhood before she becomes 15 which is the “legal-on-paper” age to marry. Link! (via The BBC)


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