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.
Is it wrong for a 17 year old to date a 20 year old.
I'm going to be 18 in a month, he'll turn 21 in June.
I asked my parents if I could go on a date with a 20 year old guy, who has been in the army, went to a boys military academy, and is now attending college. My mom says that a guy that is 20 has to be "effed up" to want to date a 17 year old, and that he has to be a creep and a pedofile.
My parents told me absolutely not, it's too big of an age gap and theres nothing we could have in common. therefore, for the past few weeks (although I know it's wrong), we've been sneaking around to see each other.
However, he now told me that he doesnt think its a good idea for us to be seeing each other anymore because he doesn't feel right about my parents not knowing.
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Christiane Amanpour spoke with Sinclair about a book which features her photographs called, "Questions without Answers: The World in Pictures by the Photographers of VII." Faiz, 40, and Ghulam, 11, sit in her home prior to their wedding in the rural Afghnanistan on Sept. " data-medium-file="https://cnniamanpour.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/stephaniesinclair_025a1.jpg? w=300" data-large-file="https://cnniamanpour.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/stephaniesinclair_025a1.jpg? w=310" class=" wp-image-3801 " style="border:2px solid black;" title="Afghanistan" alt="Faiz, 40, and Ghulam, 11, sit in her home prior to their wedding in the rural Afghnanistan on Sept. The young wife posed for this portrait with former classmate Ghada, also a child bride, outside their mountain home in Hajjah. w=300&h=193 300w, sizes="(max-width: 313px) 100vw, 313px" /"Whenever I saw him, I hid.
" data-medium-file="https://cnniamanpour.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/sinclair_brideswpp_001a.jpg? w=300" data-large-file="https://cnniamanpour.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/sinclair_brideswpp_001a.jpg? w=400" class=" wp-image-3803 " style="border:3px solid black;" title="Sinclair_Brides WPP_001a" alt="Whenever I saw him, I hid. I hated to see him," Tehani (in pink) recalls of the early days of her marriage to Majed, when she was 6 and he was 25.
Her favorite class was Dari, the local language, before she had to leave her studies to get married. w=300&h=224 300w, sizes="(max-width: 195px) 100vw, 195px" / Amanpour asked Sinclair if the 11-year-old Afghan girl married in 2005, and others like her, consummate their marriages at such an early age.
She is one of the 51 million child brides around the world today. Sinclair says while many Afghans told her the men would wait until puberty, women pulled her aside to tell her that indeed the men do have sex with the prepubescent brides.
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