Child Brides Photo Series Proves Girls Are Simply ‘Too Young To Wed’


Mark Geoffrey Kirshner

Child Brides Photo Series Proves Girls Are Simply ‘Too Young To Wed’

Photographer Stephanie Sinclair’s images aim to raise funds for girls forced into a practice that affects more than 14.2 million girls every year.

<span class='image-component__caption' itemprop="caption">Mejgon, 16, weeps in the arms of her caseworker near fellow residents at an NGO shelter run by Afghan women in Herat, Afghanistan. Mejgon’s father sold her at the age of 11 to a 60-year-old man for two boxes of heroin.</span>STEPHANIE SINCLAIR/TOO YOUNG TO WEDMejgon, 16, weeps in the arms of her caseworker near fellow residents at an NGO shelter run by Afghan women in Herat, Afghanistan. Mejgon’s father sold her at the age of 11 to a 60-year-old man for two boxes of heroin.

When Mejgon was 11 years old, her father sold her to a married 60-year-old Afghanistan man for two boxes of heroin.

“In my whole life, I’ve never felt love,” Mejgon, who endured years of abuse, told National Geographic photographer Stephanie Sinclair when she was 16.

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