The problem of early marriage in the world in the works of Stephanie Sinclair

• The problem of early marriage in the world in the works of Stephanie Sinclair

Photographer Stephanie Sinclair (Stephanie Sinclair) 13 years of experience in the lighting problems of early marriages. In 2012, she founded the non-governmental organization "Too Young to Wed", which is struggling to get rid of this practice throughout the world.

The problem of early marriage in the world in the works of Stephanie Sinclair

"I was hiding whenever he saw. I could not stand him, "- says Tahani (in pink) his first days as a wife Majed. At that time she was 6 years old, and he was - 25. In this picture Tahani posing for a photograph with his former classmate Ghada, who was also married off in childhood, outside his home in the mountains Hadji governorate, Yemen. More than half of Yemeni women married as children.

The problem of early marriage in the world in the works of Stephanie Sinclair

of 16-year-old Surita Shreshta balls screaming in protest, until she is taken to her new home with her husband, Bishalem Shreshtoy balls, during a wedding ceremony in the village of piles in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal, January 2007. Early marriage - a common practice in Nepal, and the village is known for its piles favor this phenomenon. Many Hindus believe that gods nisposhlyut blessing of their family if they marry a girl who has not yet been menstruation.

The problem of early marriage in the world in the works of Stephanie Sinclair

15-year-old Araceli feeds her child, in 2014. According to a study conducted by the United Nations Population Fund in 2012, 30% of women in Guatemala, between the ages of 20 and 24 years, were married before the age of 18 years. In rural areas, this percentage is higher. Teenage pregnancy is so widespread phenomenon, that there is a law according to which mothers younger than 14 years are required to do a caesarean section because their hips are too narrow for delivery.

The problem of early marriage in the world in the works of Stephanie Sinclair

After the wedding celebration in a circle of relatives, Yemeni brides, 11-year-old Sidabu and 13-year-old Galia, was escorted to their husbands in Sana'a, Yemen, where the girls will begin a new life in 2010.

The problem of early marriage in the world in the works of Stephanie Sinclair

17-year-old Durga Bahadur balls sprinkled with red powder head 14-year-old Bahadur Niruty balls, which is the ninth month of pregnancy, during their wedding in the village of piles in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal, January 23, 2007. Niruta began to live in the family of her future husband and got pregnant when they were only engaged. In some circles, it is permissible.

The problem of early marriage in the world in the works of Stephanie Sinclair

Two young mother riding in the back seat of a car belonging to the fund Samburu Girls Foundation. After the talks, the leaders of the community allowed the representatives of the organization to take away the girls to safety. Young women run away from home because their children threatened with death. In Samburu people, there is a custom that does not allow young soldiers to marry. For these soldiers, there are girls who are allowed to use only to satisfy the sexual needs. These girls can not get pregnant and become a mother. If pregnancy still occurs, a woman to be forced abortion or childbirth, after which the child is sacrificed.

The problem of early marriage in the world in the works of Stephanie Sinclair

The woman winnowing grain in the rainy season near the town of Bahir Dar, Ethiopia. In this country one of the highest rates of early marriage in the world. Every second girl marries before the age of 18 and one in five - to 15 years. However, thanks to the work of various organizations, the situation is gradually improving.

The problem of early marriage in the world in the works of Stephanie Sinclair

Nujood Ali two years after the divorce from her husband, who was 20 years older than her. She was married at age 8. Nudzhud story shocked the public, forcing the parliament to draft a law on the minimum age for marriage.