Yemeni human rights activist Nada Al-Ahdal will discuss her experiences of escaping two different child marriage pacts which her parents had arranged…at age 11. Shortly after escaping both marriages, Nada posted a YouTube video criticizing child marriage by sharing her story.The video quickly went viral and prompted international media coverage of Yemen’s continued practice of child marriage, resulting in this TEDx talk. Nada will talk about the current human rights situation in Yemen, and what we can do, as global citizens, to end child marriage. Nada Al-Ahdal is a Yemeni human rights activist known for escaping two different child marriage arrangements. Through her influence, a law was passed in Yemen, criminalizing marriage for individuals under the age of 18. Among Nada’s numerous achievements, she was nominated for the 2018 Nobel Prize for Children and her autobiography, The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Against Child Marriage, was published in 2015. Watch the talk here