Friday, August 21, 2009

The unhappiest day of her life

While reading the Economist today, I was puzzled and saddened by the fact that forced marriages are a long-standing tradition in Afghanistan. Young girls are often used to settle disputes and debts, or raising money.

Do you know that around 60% of Afghan girls are forced to be married before they reach the legal minimum age of 16?

Photographer Stephanie Sinclair has documented some of these stories in a slideshow. What do you think? Please write your comments.

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