Here's What Happened To The Yemeni Child Bride Hillary Clinton Wanted To Help
Huffington Post - 4 months
WASHINGTON ― In 2008, Nujood Ali’s family forced her to marry an abusive man three times her age. That April, the 10-year-old Yemeni girl traveled alone to a courthouse and demanded a divorce. A pioneering lawyer took on her case. A judge accepted the petition. International media took note, and Ali became a global hero who seemed poised to move past her repressive, impoverished background.
That November, Glamour Magazine invited Ali and her lawyer to visit New York City to accept an award. That’s when Ali met Hillary Clinton.
On stage at Carnegie Hall, receiving her “Glamour Woman of the Year Award,” Clinton joked about pantsuits. When Ali walked up to accept her own prize, the visibly excited 10-year-old stood beside her attorney, looked down at the ground often and occasionally offered a gleaming smile to an audience that included Tyra Banks, Michael Bloomberg and Jane Goodall. “I hope that when I return to Yemen, I will learn the law and I will learn English, in order to re
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