Early marriages are the norm in small villages in Muslim countries. After celebrating their wedding with relatives, the little bride's veil and go into a new life with their husbands. "Some rural girls are considering marriage as an escape from under the total control of their families," says the activist.
1. "Whenever I saw him, I hid. I was disgusted to see him "- so Taganov (in pink), recalls the early days of her marriage to Majid, when she was six years old, and he was twenty-five. A young wife posed for this photo, along with a former classmate of Ghada, also became a little bride, not far from their home in the mountains of Hajj.
2. After celebrating their wedding with relatives, Yemeni bride Sidaba and gallium wear the burqa veil and go into a new life with their husbands. "Some rural girls are considering marriage as an escape from under the total control of their families," says living in the capital Sana'a activist.
3. This group of young brides in the village in western Yemen were quiet and shy, until the conversation is not transferred to education. Most of the girls, who were married at the age of fourteen to sixteen years, never attended school, but say they still hope that will be able to get an education.
4. Asiya, a fourteen-mother washes her baby girl at home in the Hajj, and its year-old daughter is playing. In Asia, the bleeding continued and she was very weak after giving birth, she has no education or access to information on how to care for themselves and their health.
5. Nudzhod Ali was ten years old when she fled from her tormentor, her husband, much older than her, and a taxi arrived at the courthouse in Sana'a, Yemen. Brave of a girl turned her into a national heroine - a fighter for women's rights. Now they are divorced, she returned home with his family and then goes to school.
6. Kandahar police officer Malalai Kakar arrested a man who repeatedly beat his wife with a knife fifteen years, for not obeying him. "With him will not do anything," said Kakar, when asked what would happen to this man. "Men are kings." Kakar was later murdered by the Taliban.
7. Long after midnight, when the five-year Rajani was awakened from his sleep and his uncle carried her to her wedding. Child marriage is illegal in India, so that such ceremonies are often held in the wee hours of the morning. They are a mystery, which keeps the whole village, explained one farmer.
8. Rajani and her child groom barely look at each other while they are married before the sacred fire. By tradition, the young bride continued to live at home until puberty, when a second ceremony will mark their transition to full power of her husband.
9. Although early marriages are the norm in her small Nepalese village, sixteen-year-Zurita screaming in protest when she leaves the house his family, and its transport to the village of her new husband.
10. When parents Sunil, who lives in Rajasthan, India, organized by her marriage at the age of eleven, she threatened to report them to police. They relented, and Sunil, now thirteen, has remained in school. "Education will give her an advantage over the other," says her mother now.
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