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Monday, March 30, 2020

Afghan girl says her parents let a stranger to rape her "they call it marriage in Afghanistan"

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Sonita Alizadeh was a chid bride who was sold by her own parents into forced marriage to an abusive man.
The tradition of selling girls for marriage is considered a social norm in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, Saudi Arabia and every other country where Islamic laws are practiced.
She fled to the US and started to use her music to raise awareness of the brutal violation of women's rights in the Arab-Muslim world.
As you can see in the video below in an interview with the BBC she says she was inspired to write music when her family "had to sell" her to "buy a bride for my brother". "Those girls who are forced into underage marriage lose their childhood. They lose their hope," she says. "When I moved to America I couldn't get the image of my friends' faces out of my mind - all bruised and scarred as a result of standing up to their families," she adds.