The young wife posed for a portrait with former classmate Ghada, also a child bride, outside their home in Hajjah.Ghulam and Faiz, age 40, sit for a portrait in her home prior to their wedding in Afghanistan.According to the women's ministry and women's NGOs, approximately 57 percent of Afghan girls get married before the legal age of 16.Once the girl's father has agreed to the engagement, she is pulled out of school immediately.
Shifting back to the older woman-younger man relationship dynamic, it has garnered a collective gasp from society.
And let us help those who are already married to lead more fulfilling lives.
All members of society will benefit when we let girls be girls, not brides." institution signifying a union between two adults and the beginning of their future together.
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Moreover, regardless of the age, men seem to be more strongly drawn to these relationships at the start because of physical attraction.