Gender: Female
Origin: Arabic, English form
NUJOOD ALI, 8, "Yemenite bride who fought and succeeded in divorcing, 2008. "Nujood Ali (born 1998) is a central figure in Yemen's movement against forced marriage. At the age of ten, she obtained a divorce,
breaking with the tribal tradition. In November 2008, U.S. women's magazine Glamour designated Nujood Ali and her lawyer Shada Nasser as Women of the Year. Ali's courage was praised by prominent women
including Hillary Clinton and Condoleezza Rice." -