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Leyualem was whisked away on a mule with a sheet covering up her face.Sinclair asked the groomsmen why they covered her up; they said it was so she would not be able to find her way back home, if she wanted to escape the marriage. w=300&h=237 300w, sizes="(max-width: 230px) 100vw, 230px" / Sinclair travelled to India and Nepal, and photographed child marriages among some Hindus.We just want to have it change even faster.” CNN’s Meredith Milstein produced this piece for television.'A 17-year-old boy was cautioned in August 2012 for an offence of sexual activity with a child.Contact for this story is Amira Al-Shariff, [email protected], 967 733 71 91 24 . “A couple months after she was married, she went to the court and found a lawyer – a woman named Shada Nasser and asked her to help her get a divorce, and she was granted [it],” Sinclair says.
The young wife posed for this portrait with former classmate Ghada, also a child bride, outside their mountain home in Hajjah. Like most of the girls, Tehani didn’t even know she was getting married, until the wedding night. Tehani describes how she entered the marriage, “They were decorating my hands, but I didn’t know they were going to marry me off.
She does tell them that there is teen pregnancy in places like the U.
S., but for the societies she’s photographing it’s even worse that 13-year-old girls are pregnant and unmarried.
Portraits Nujoud Ali, two years after her divorce – when she was only eight years old – from her husband, more than 20 years her senior. w=300&h=241 300w" sizes="(max-width: 169px) 100vw, 169px" / Another one of the photographs Sinclair took is of a Yemeni girl named Nujood Ali.
Nujoud's story sent shock waves around the country and caused parliament to consider a bill writing a minimum marriage age into law. In a rare turn of events, Ali managed to get a divorce at age 10.