Eunice was just 9 years old when she was married off to a man older than her father.
Every day, Ramatou, 13, starts off her morning by sweeping the backyard, washing dishes and preparing breakfast for her mother and seven siblings. Often, however, she has to skip the last chore because there isn’t any food available.
Kumari Pariyar was just 10 when her parents pulled her out of school so she could contribute to the family income as a domestic worker. She told researchers atHuman Rights Watch (HRW) that her father used to drink heavily and beat her. Three years later, age just 13, she ran away to get married.
When Mejgon was 11 years old, her father sold her to a married 60-year-old Afghanistan man for two boxes of heroin.
“In my whole life, I’ve never felt love,” Mejgon, who endured years of abuse, told National Geographic photographer Stephanie Sinclair when she was 16.