Child Marriage

A 3-by-5 grid of portraits of 15 women who became child brides and the one who escaped.
Explore the stories of 15 women who became child brides and the one who escape that fate.
Portrait of Mwanahamisi Abdallah
After refusing to marry, a schoolgirl sought help and now champions female empowerment.
Photo of Katie Burns sitting on porch steps.
To the United Nations and the US State Department, Katie Burns is a victim of human rights abuse, but what she did was perfectly legal in the Midwestern state of Missouri
Carolyn Presutti
Fri, 07/26/2019 - 09:37 PM
Photo of Rasminah.
‘My parents thought this man would take care of me’
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Fri, 07/26/2019 - 09:36 PM
Photo of Somaya
What does a child bride bring to a marriage — a dowry, social status, domestic labor, business connections? What is her value to two families, the one she leaves and the one she joins? And what is the cost to the girl?
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Fri, 07/26/2019 - 09:12 PM