Thursday, April 22, 2010
Nujood Ali is a third grader from Yemen who was forced to marry when she turned ten. Once she was married, her thirty year old husband raped her. He promised Nuhood's father he wouldn't touch his daughter until a year after she reached puberty. One day after having suffered from severe beatings and rape from her husband she escaped from their house and found a judge to take on her case. What makes Nujood's story so compelling is that she fought to be granted a divorce from her husband, and won! I believe Nujood is an amazing young women, she demanded freedom from her oppressor, and would not give up until she was granted it. Since Nujood's story was published in her book (which I am looking forword to reading) several other similar cases have come to light within the Muslim world. She has begun to pave the way for young girls everywhere who are stuck in degrading situations and for this I find her to be a huge inspiration.