Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Nojoud, my hero

More on Nojoud, the Yemeni child bride who secured her own divorce.

I cried at this part:

She says she's had enough of marriage and domestic life, and looks forward to beginning third grade and pursuing dreams she never knew she had.

"I want to defend oppressed people," she says. "I want to be like Shada [her lawyer]. I want to be an example for all the other girls."

1 comment:

Nancy said...

Third grade?! How was she able to secure a divorce? How terribly sad, sounds like the extremist Mormons.