The Middle East : The Age Of 15 I Had A Best Friend Who Is My Life

966 Words Dec 7th, 2016 4 Pages
Children are still battling to go to school! Sometimes we can take things for granted, unlike women in developed countries there are a lot of females who do not have the option to go to school.
I am originally from Yemen. It is one of the poorest countries in the Middle East
At the age of 15 I had a best friend who is my age. I’ve known her for a long time. Once she came to school and told me she was getting married. I was shocked! I asked her why? And how can she be getting married at such a young age. She said her father wanted her to get married and she can’t say no. I asked her if she’s still going to continue her education. She said she would love to but her parents don’t think it’s important for her to get her education since her husband already finished his education and has a job. A year after she got married she came to school to see me I had the chance to talk to her. Her eyes look tired she lost weight. I had a feeling something was going on, I asked her if she’s planning on having any kids she told me that he wants her to get pregnant. After 2 years, I got a phone call from my friend telling me that my best friend committed suicide.
I am originally from Yemen. Yemen is one of the poorest countries in the Middle East. Like many other poor nations women’s education is not as important as men’s education. Luckily, my parents are both educated and they would always remind me of the importance of education.

Why am I talking about female’s education and not…

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