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Photographer Stephanie Sinclair and writer Cynthia Gorney investigate the world of prearranged child marriage, where girls as young as five are forced to wed. In many societies, marriage is a celebrated institution signifying a union between two adults and the beginning of their future together. Removed from school just months earlier, she said she is sad to be getting engaged, as she wanted to be a teacher. Together, let us resolve to end the discrimination and poverty that perpetuate this harmful practice. Ghulam, age 11; Faiz, age 40 Afghanistan Ghulam and Faiz, age 40, sit for a portrait in her home prior to their wedding in Afghanistan. In India, where 47 percent of girls are married before the age of 18—56 percent in rural communities like the one these girls live in—stories like these are few and far between.