More than 50 million girls under the age of 17 in developing countries are married; millions more are at risk of being forced into child marriages. The practice is rife in Afghanistan, particularly in rural areas. Photographer Stephanie Sinclair captured some of these young women. The image above was selected as UNICEF’s “Photo of 2007.”
Click the link to see the photos and read the stories. It should break your heart – young girls who will never have the opportunity to realize their potential.