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An 8-year-old bride named Rawan died in Yemen recently after suffering internal bleeding, caused by sexual intercourse with her 40-year-old husband. It’s being reported that Rawan died from severe internal bleeding and a tear in her genitals. Forced marriage of child brides is a common practice in Yemen, but activists are passionately requesting this disgusting trend come to an end.

Back in 2009, the age was raised to 17, but reduced it again when lawmakers called the revision “un-Islamic.” The current law states that a bride cannot marry until the parents approve. However, records show that a quarter of Yemen’s young women marry before they’re 15.

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