Too Young to Wed: The Secret World of Child Brides – Stephanie Sinclair

Stephanie Sinclair is amazing.

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Every year, throughout the world, millions of young girls are forced into marriage. Child marriage is outlawed in many countries and international agreements forbid the practice yet this tradition still spans continents, language, religion and caste.

Over an eight-year period, photographer Stephanie Sinclair has investigated the phenomenon of child marriage in India, Yemen, Afghanistan, Nepal and Ethiopia. Her multimedia presentation, produced in association with National Geographic, synthesizes this body of work into a call to action.

Stephanie Sinclair’s images are featured in a story on child marriage in the June 2011 issue of National Geographic magazine.

How to help: National Geographic has compiled a list of organizations that encourage families to delay marriage and give girls an opportunity to reach their full potential.

Learn More HERE

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One Response to Too Young to Wed: The Secret World of Child Brides – Stephanie Sinclair

  1. Natalie Feldman says:

    Chilling message, beautifully executed. I applaud you for directing your talents towards the awareness and education of this problem. I have three beautiful daughters 8, 8, and 11 – what a contrast to their lives.

    How can those who want to support the solution help? What is the solution? Literacy?

    With so much struggle in the world today, I hope your message is not muffled by the scale of other pressing issues and more organized causes. Who is your champion? How are you amplifying your cause above the noise? Let me suggest you reach out to Hillary Clinton and Madeline Albright – both world leaders who know these countries where you filmed well and champion causes affecting women. They can offer guidance on organizing and affecting positive change with your message. Awareness is not enough, change requires leadership, action and resources.

    Beautiful visuals. Congratulations on completing this project. I look forward to the editorial.

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