Phone portrait of Keshanta Gujar, 16. "To my colleagues and other girls I want to say that you too must study. I think that even kids can say no to their parents for marriage," said Gujar. In India, where 47 percent of girls are married before the age of 18, stories like these are few and far between. But programs aimed at educating and empowering girls are beginning to bear fruit, giving these girls the confidence to say “no” to child marriage. To celebrate their courage, I will be posting this as a series starting on the second international #dayofthegirl. #endchildmarriage #india #girls
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  • stephsinclairpixPhone portrait of Keshanta Gujar, 16. "To my colleagues and other girls I want to say that you too must study. I think that even kids can say no to their parents for marriage," said Gujar. In India, where 47 percent of girls are married before the age of 18, stories like these are few and far between. But programs aimed at educating and empowering girls are beginning to bear fruit, giving these girls the confidence to say “no” to child marriage. To celebrate their courage, I will be posting this as a series starting on the second international #dayofthegirl. #endchildmarriage #india #girls

  • mehrnoush_mohtadiI think what u do is amazing...well done 👏👏👏
  • purelyexuberantI'm only a year younger than her, yet I''m educated and I live in a comfortable home. I've been really interested in your work since I read an article about it when I was about ten. I know there is child marriage in my country too, but it is different. Anyway, I really admire all your work.
  • kevinfrayer@stephsinclairpix this whole body of work is incredible...and I only wish I could see the exhibition....
  • dris01@stephsinclairpix why do you want to end something that is not your culture and tradition? there is also a lots of problem in america with juvenile prison no?.. I think you should start with something like that
  • dris01@stephsinclairpix people should control their own destiny, no other country should decide for them.... Ghis is when problem and war infortunatly start :(
  • augustnettaI love the hipsta combo that you shoot here, might I ask kindly which lens and film you use?
  • themetermaid@dris01 Miss Sinclair is covering this as a photojournalist not a politiican. She's documenting exactly what you've mentioned - people taking control of their own destiny. There are plenty of problems in America as you said. As an American, I would have no problem with a foreign journalist covering the issues.
  • wilandribasson@stephsinclairpix how can one get involved in a project like this??
  • echo_imagesBeautiful portrait! Wonderful project of empowerment!
  • linandaraGreat photos and a great project. Child marriage is evil, and being a tradition doesn't change it a single bit @dris01
  • elisa_fReally like your photos. And now this meaningful campaign! Respect!!
  • marcoavitaleBeautiful Photo.
  • stephen.reelReally nice work @stephsinclairpix
  • penieloves@duggantierney follow for extraordinary meaningful pics
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