The Big Picture: Young women in Chechnya

“‘There’s also a certain level of fear you have when working and living in a region as unpredictable as the North Caucasus. Something I am still trying to get used to:  my phone conversations are listened to. I am often followed on my shoots by federal security forces; my images have been deleted and I’ve been detained now more than a dozen times.'”

Photo Essay: Young Women in Chechnya


BBC News: Indian teenager annuls her child ‘marriage’

“Laxmi Sargara, 18, wed Rakesh when she was just one and he was three. She grew up with her own family, only finding out she was married when her in-laws came to claim her this month. … ‘I was unhappy about the marriage. I told my parents who did not agree with me, then I sought help,’ Laxmi told Agence France Presse (AFP) news agency.”

Article: Indian teenager annuls her child ‘marriage’ (BBC News)