According to International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), one-third of girls in the developing world are married before the age of 18 and 1 in 9 are married before the age of 15. This harrowing injustice is rampant over the world – yes, even in the US we had 248,000 children forced into marriage between 2000 and 2019 – led photographer Stephanie Sinclair to start Too Young To Wed.
Too Young To Wed is an NGO which partners with local nonprofits all around the world with the aim of alleviating the human rights challenges faced by girls globally. The ultimate aim is to provide a better life for these young survivors by giving them literary classes and means to develop skills.
Their most recent project was in Samburu, Kenya in partnership with The Samburu Girls Foundation. They helped provide previous child brides with new opportunities including scholarships, and access to female empowerment photography workshops called the Tehani Photo Workshop.