What is it like to be a child bride in Georgia?
The Washington Post shares a photo essay about teen brides
Child marriages are common in many countries, even when laws prohibit this practice. Take Georgia, a country in Eurasia, where many girls are married before the age of 18.
“There are many reasons these marriages still take place, including long-standing tradition, the will of the girl’s parents and even kidnapping by a suitor,” explains a photo essay published in The Washington Post.
See Italian photographer Myriam Meloni, and journalist Elena Ledda’s vivid illustration of what it means to be a child bride in Georgia. [washingtonpost.com]
At Christian Children’s Fund of Canada, we believe every child has the right to get an education, grow up and reach their full potential. We are encouraged by the Canadian government’s support of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and the recently adopted resolution on child, early and forced marriage, which is focused on increasing global momentum towards ending this harmful practice. We empower children, educating them about their rights.
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