August 8, 2011

Nujood Ali, Yemen

Photograph by Stephanie Sinclair, National Geographic

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

Nujood Ali was ten when she fled her abusive, much older husband and took a taxi to the courthouse in Sanaa, Yemen. The girl's courageous act—and the landmark legal battle that ensued—turned her into an international heroine for women's rights. Now divorced, she is back home with her family and attending school again.

See more pictures from the June 2011 feature story "Too Young to Wed."

Julissa Rodriguez
Julissa Rodriguez

she's a strong beautiful girl i wish her the best now and then  

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