by Katy Z. Allen

Americans Meet Yemenite Child Brides

Elisheva Stamper watched a group of giggling teenage girls pop balloons and play musical chairs. The woman sitting beside her at the party pointed out one girl who looked about 10 years old. “She’s 13 and married,” said the director of the absorption center for new immigrants. “Most of the other girls older than 12 are also married, and many of them have at least one child, if not two or three.”

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