Divorced Before Puberty

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Nujood is a Yemeni girl;it’s no coincidence that Yemen abounds both in child brides and in terrorists. Societies that repress women tend to be prone to violence.The US last month announced $150 million in military assistance for Yemen to fight extremists.In contrast,it costs just $50 to send a girl to public school for a year — and little girls like Nujood may prove more effective than missiles at defeating terrorists.

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