22 Monday, July 2013

Too Young to Wed exhibit in D.C. this week

Early Marriage in Ethiopia
Photo © Stephanie Sinclair / VII / Too Young to Wed

The powerful images of child brides that make up the heart of Too Young To Wed’s advocacy efforts are in Washington, D.C., this week for a three-day exhibit.

The photographs by VII photographer Stephanie Sinclair will be on display Tuesday through Thursday, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., in the rotunda of the Russell Senate Office Building at Constitution Avenue NE and First Avenue NE. Free and open to the public.

The exhibit, launched at the United Nations in New York on Oct. 11, 2012—the first International Day of the Girl Child—just wrapped up a month-long visit to Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, organized by VII, the UNFPA and the Canadian Parliament.

The exhibit’s stop in D.C. includes a panel discussion Thursday from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in room 485 of the Senate building. Representatives from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), the Ford Foundation, the Council on Foreign Relations, and Girls Not Brides USA, as well as Stephanie Sinclair, the award-winning photographer behind the exhibit, will discuss the importance of curbing the practice of child marriage, present strategies that have met with success and take questions from the audience.

The exhibit’s stop in D.C. is made possible by the United Nations Foundation, Ford Foundation and Girls Not Brides.

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