Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Under-age marriage picture wins UNICEF prize

From Metro News:
The image hardly fits our idea of the happy couple's wedding picture - but this haunting photograph taken in Afghanistan graphically captures life for millions of girls given in marriage while under age.

It shows Mohammed, 40, with his new 11-year-old wife, Ghulam. Taken by US photographer Stephanie Sinclair, it was named Unicef Photo of the Year yesterday.

Some 60million girls worldwide are married while still under age, according to the children's rights agency.

(via Rantings of an Arab Chick)

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