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Ask the Yemeni Government to End Forced Child Marriage

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Walk Free is a movement of people everywhere, fighting to end one of the world's greatest evils: modern slavery.

About the Petition

At the age of 8, Rawan was sold by her parents into a marriage with a man five times her age. The injuries her young body sustained from her “wedding night” resulted in her death, and her story has sent shockwaves throughout the world. 

The most shocking thing about Rawan’s story? The fact that to many, her story is not shocking at all. Forced child marriage is a form of modern slavery, and in Yemen, there is no law against it. 

The Yemeni Government has the power to bring an end to forced marriage forever; the first step is to ban the marriage of anyone under the age of 18, protecting children from a life of domestic and sexual slavery.  

Call on the government of Yemen to ban this unconscionable practice.

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To: President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi

Forced child marriage is modern slavery and needs to be stopped.

Please take the first step by passing a law banning the marriage of anyone under the age of 18, protecting Yemeni children from a life of domestic and sexual slavery.  

Sincerely, 

[Your name here]

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