Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Nujood Ali wins 'Woman of the Year' Glamour Magazine's Award

Nujood Ali Wins "Woman of the Year Award" as reported on Mideast Youth

It was mentioned in the story:

Nujood’s tale of suffering and rebellion caused a massive outcry within Yemen and garnered international media attention. Many viewed her as a symbol of oppression and the brutality of patriarchy, but for others, she was a source of inspiration. Following in her footsteps, victims of child marriage have begun speaking out and demanding justice, while activists and governmental officials in Yemen (one of the world’s worst offenders in terms of the prevalence of child marriage) have called for measures to end the practice of early marriage.
In honour of her bravery, and the self-less dedication of her lawyer, Glamour magazine awarded them the “Women of the Year” award, alongside Hilary Clinton, Condoleezza Rice and Jane Goodall and the Nobel Women’s Initiative. At only 10 years of age, Nujood is likely to be the youngest recipient of this award in its 19 year history.

The Award was given by Glamour Magazine, and I saw GOOD FOR THEM! I hope Nujood Ali's story helps the lives of other young girls in her country! Congratulations on Winning 'Woman on the Year'!

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