Friday, April 22, 2016

Before the massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake killed more...

"Before the massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake killed more than 8,000 people and left hundreds of thousands homeless, #Nepal had one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world. 41% of girls and 11% of boys in the country marry before age 18. And the April 2015 quake could make matters worse, as child-marriage rates are known to increase in the wake of natural disasters. This year, @stephsinclairpix, a @pulitzerprizes-winning photojournalist and founder of the nonprofit organization @tooyoungtowed, traveled to Kagati village in the outskirts of Kathmandu Valley, where she took this photo of 16-year-old Anita on her wedding day. Visit the link in our profile to see @stephsinclairpix's full photo essay for #nytopinion." By nytimes on Instagram.

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