Skip navigation! Story from World News. This story was originally published on September 18, Worldwide, more than million women living today were married before the age of 18; of those, more than one in three women were wed before the age of 15, according to the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund UNICEF.
Photographer Stephanie Sinclair speaks up for child brides.
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All rights reserved. I hated to see him," recalls Tahani, pictured here, of the early days of her marriage to Majed, when she was 6 and he was The couple live in Yemen. How many children and teenage girls are ready for marriage? Yet the practice is shockingly prevalent: One out of nine girls in developing countries will be married by age 15 , according to the United Nations. An estimated Driven largely by poverty and cultural traditions, such marriages are usually arranged by family members. The physical and emotional consequences can be life shattering, even fatal. Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Stephanie Sinclair has been documenting child marriage all over the world for more than a decade.
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Ana was married when she was years-old to a man twice her age. She suffered domestic violence for over five years. Ana did not have control over her life, suffered long-term abuse in her marriage, and was not realistically able to leave her husband.
I decided to sort of play along because she was amazing and I didn't believe some of the things she was telling me she actually believed. My husband is an amazing human being and an international cardiologist. The woman I have feelings for is conflicted on her religion in regards to me. The Mormon culture has mastered the forked tongue. Hence the suspicious quotes around "adequately. But I've met those 3 dates to engagement couples. Like it was mentioned above, see how she deals some of the issues now and if she can't handle it, it might be better to find someone else. Well I have no choice. And to top things off, last night I caught him cheating. Raising our children as believers is proving to be very tricky.