The 10-year-old Yemeni girl who fought for a divorce

A powerful film tells her story in all its complexity

By Sameer Rahim  
A scene from

A scene from "I Am Nojoom, Age 10 and Divorced" with Reham Mohammed

In 2008, a 10-year-old girl Yemeni girl called Nojood Ali was married by her parents to a man three times her age. For two months, she was beaten and raped by her “husband” before she managed to escape. Remarkably, she took the man to court and obtained a divorce on the grounds of her age and maltreatment. A new film that fictionalises this true…

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