NADA AL-AHDAL

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from Yemen but living UK

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Child and Forced Marriage in America, Part 2



Jada, an American girl from New Jersey whose father took her to live in Saudi Arabia and, when she was just twelve years old, began talking of marrying her off. When the girl’s terrified half-sister back in New Jersey appealed for help, advocates fighting forced marriage in Washington, DC, found that the U.S. State Department was largely powerless to stop a marriage in another country from going forward. Because American citizens must abide by the laws of the country they are in, advocates and the girl’s U.S.-based relatives were left to figure out how to avoid the marriage and get her back home themselves.

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Child marriage is a concerning issue that continues to persist in Europe, despite efforts to combat it. The practice of marrying off young girls to

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