Yesterday was International Day Of The Girl Child. What is that you are wondering? It is an international day to raise awareness of the terrible effects of early marriage, the practice of marrying girls as young as five to middle aged men. These marriages take place in more than 50 developing countries around the world. It is mind blowing to me that this kind of thing happens regularly. Stephanie Sinclair teamed up with National Geographic to produce a series of heart-breaking images around the world to try and help raise awareness of this terrible practice.
For more information on this, and how to help, check out http://www.tooyoungtowed.org/
[Via Daily Mail]