Featured above is Nujood Ali, a 10-year-old Yemeni girl who is all smiles following a successful divorce from her thirty-something husband. Having shared her story with the world through the written word, Ali has been able to re-acquaint herself with her childhood and attend school.
Unfortunately, Ali’s story is quite rare. Investigations are under way regarding the death of an 8-year-old Yemeni bride on her wedding night this past September. The child, bound to a thirty-something male, bled to death following a ruptured uterus.