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WalkFree.Org | Ask the Yemeni Government to End Forced Child Marriage


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Candy
- 368 days ago - e-activist.com
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 & sexual slavery.



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Carrie B. (304)
Friday September 13, 2013, 4:38 pm
Signed and noted.
 

AniMae Chi (407)
Friday September 13, 2013, 4:46 pm
Thank you for taking action.
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (273)
Friday September 13, 2013, 5:06 pm
Signed already candy I shall share this Thank you
 

Penny C. (79)
Friday September 13, 2013, 5:26 pm
Done,Thanks Candy.
 

Jason B. (140)
Friday September 13, 2013, 5:42 pm
Thanks, Signed
 

jess b (24)
Friday September 13, 2013, 6:20 pm
signed
 

Candy B. (22)
Friday September 13, 2013, 7:47 pm
Thanks Signed & Tweeted
 

Gysele van Santen (213)
Friday September 13, 2013, 8:39 pm
signed, thnx.
 

Jim Phillips (3209)
Friday September 13, 2013, 9:59 pm
ASK THE YEMENI GOVERNMENT TO END FORCED CHILD MARRIAGE
Aged 8, Rawan was sold by her parents, and forced 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.1

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 which makes it illegal.

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.

We know that ending Forced Marriage everywhere poses big obstacles and yet, in the aftermath of Rawan’s death, and with the eyes of the world on Yemen, this may be one of few fleeting moments when we can create change. We’re not going to let down the millions of girls vulnerable to this form of modern slavery.

Forced Child Marriage is modern slavery and can be stopped. Call on the government of Yemen to ban Forced Child Marriage.

Petition says: CALL ON THE GOVERNMENT OF YEMEN TO BAN FORCED CHILD MARRIAGE
Dear 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.

Please sign the petition to help protect the and young women from forced marriages
and outright slavery. No young child or woman should ever be forced into a marriage they don't want.

Ty, Candy.
.
 

Jim Phillips (3209)
Friday September 13, 2013, 10:06 pm
Petition signed.

There is another petition at:
http://www.care2.com/news/member/497012328/3641814

AVAAZ Petition:

http://www.avaaz.org/en/yemen_ban_child_marriage_b/?bevjFab&v=29179

These girls and young women need all the help they can get from abuse,
sexual slavery.

Ty, Candy.
..
 

Frans Badenhorst (552)
Friday September 13, 2013, 11:37 pm
THANK YOU FOR TAKING ACTION.
Help us spread the word! By telling your friends, you'll bring us one step closer to protecting children in Yemen from Forced Child Marriage, a form of modern slavery.
 

Natasha Salgado (520)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 12:57 am
Shame on this country and it's governing body of heartless irrational thinking buffoons. Signed-thx Candy
 

Teresa W. (690)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 6:51 am
Already signed. I wanted to share it too.
 

Beverly M. (85)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 6:53 am
Noted and signed ~ Thank you Candy!
 

Ben Oscarsito (337)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 8:07 am
Done! (Petition number 10 I believe)
 

Antonella C. (86)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 3:10 pm
I posted the same petition 4 hours ago... http://www.care2.com/news/member/148537796/3642202
 

Elizabetb Baldwin (1)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 3:52 pm
This is disgusting! Signed.
 

Jody B. (6)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 4:01 pm
S!igned
 

EDWARD G. MRKVICKA (0)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 4:10 pm
noted and signed petition on 9-14-13 thank you for taking action help us spread the word.
 

A F. (131)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 6:03 pm
We must stop this. We need to evolve and grow past this. Thank you for posting and educating people about this widespread, horrible problem.
 

Christine Boddington (0)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 12:34 am
Signed ....every voice makes a difference and if this crisis disgusts and abhors you ...then speak out.
 

Birgitta S. (231)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 5:24 am
Signed. against this DISGUSTIN, HIDIOUS one.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 5:36 am
Thanx, signed
 

Shanti S. (0)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 6:27 am
Thank you.
 

Aaron Bouchard (130)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 7:51 am
signed and noted thanks
 

Michael Kirkby (85)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 8:47 am
Done
 

Shaheen N. (64)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 8:58 am
noted & signed petition
 

Joe R. (189)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 11:15 am
Thanks Candy. Signed and noted.
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 12:25 pm
Done
 

Dimitris Dallis (2)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 11:48 pm
Thank you Candy. I asked them. :)
 

Helen Porter (40)
Monday September 16, 2013, 12:05 pm
noted signed facebook
 

LucyKaleido ScopeEyes (80)
Tuesday September 17, 2013, 4:26 am
Signed thanks to a message from Walk Free - Glad to see you've posted it, Candy, & gathered a lot of supporters.
 

LucyKaleido ScopeEyes (80)
Tuesday September 17, 2013, 4:34 am
Thanks to Jim, too, for the Avaaz petition URL! Signed that, too!
 

Melania Padilla (179)
Tuesday September 17, 2013, 10:20 am
Signed... Thank you Jim for that link, also signed.
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Friday September 27, 2013, 8:33 am
Done before
 

Ruth R. (219)
Thursday March 6, 2014, 6:24 pm
Thank you for the post.

Thank you for the other links:

Jim Phillips (3198)
Friday September 13, 2013, 10:06 pm
Petition signed.

There is another petition at:
http://www.care2.com/news/member/497012328/3641814

AVAAZ Petition:

http://www.avaaz.org/en/yemen_ban_child_marriage_b/?bevjFab&v=29179

More links to search on care2.com are:
http://www.care2.com/find/site#q=Ask+the+Yemeni+Government+to+End+Forced+Child+Marriage

 

jess b (24)
Thursday March 6, 2014, 7:01 pm
Thanks Jim, Ruth and Candy -
Ban Child Marriage Now - PLEASE SIGN!http://www.avaaz.org/en/yemen_ban_child_marriage_b/?bevjFab&v=29179
 

jess b (24)
Thursday March 6, 2014, 7:06 pm
Signed, Thks Lucy too ( didn't see the link) and Melania.

http://www.care2.com/news/member/497012328/3641814
 
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