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.
And it's not just Muslims; it happens across many cultures and regions. Sinclair has been working on the project for nearly a decade.
Photographer Stephanie Sinclair has traveled the world taking pictures, like the one of the Afghan couple, to document the phenomenon. She goes into the areas with help from people in these communities who want the practice to stop, because they see the harmful repercussions. I hated to see him," Tahani (in pink) recalls of the early days of her marriage to Majed, when she was 6 and he was 25.
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“And often they're victims just as much of this harmful traditional practice,” she says.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.Sinclair told Amanpour that she hopes her photographs would not only highlight the problems to westerners, but also show people in the areas where this takes place that if the girls continue to be taken out of the population to forcibly work at home, that their communities suffer as a whole.“It's a harmful traditional practice that is slowly changing.
“And often they're victims just as much of this harmful traditional practice,” she says.
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.
Sinclair told Amanpour that she hopes her photographs would not only highlight the problems to westerners, but also show people in the areas where this takes place that if the girls continue to be taken out of the population to forcibly work at home, that their communities suffer as a whole.
“It's a harmful traditional practice that is slowly changing.
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.