Every year, over 14 million young girls are forced to marry before the age of 18, which leaves them vulnerable to abuse, poverty and serious health risks.
Photographer Stephanie Sinclair has seen enough of this horrible practice. Her groundbreaking photo series "Too Young To Wed" attempts to raise global awareness and funds to end child marriage.
"Our main focus will always be to provide powerful visual storytelling, then bring our girls' stories to the world to help inspire an end to child marriage," Sinclair told Huffington Post. "It's important to us that the communities who share their stories and are open to change, find the support they need."
Here are seven painfully arresting photos of child brides that prove we must end this apalling practice now.
(H/T: Huffington Post)