These photos are taken at night at a celebration of a marriage in the city Bobo-Dioulasso. They were not the brides, but one day they will. When and where we don't know but hopefully it will take a while and they will be able to marry out of love. 


Text below from www.GirlsNotBrides.org:

Burkina Faso has a child marriage prevalence rate of 52%. On average, almost one out of two girls in Burkina will be married before the age of 18.The rates of child marriage vary from one region to another, and are as high as 86% in the Sahel region and 76% in the East region.

UNFPA found that 60% of women aged 20-24 with no education and 42% with primary education were married or in union at age 18, compared to only 3% of women with secondary education or higher. The less educated a girl is, the more at risk of child marriage she is.
Child marriage in Burkina Faso is linked to poverty, tradition and lack of education.

These photos are taken at night at a celebration of a marriage in the city Bobo-Dioulasso. They were not the brides, but one day they will. When and where we don't know but hopefully it will take a while and they will be able to marry out of love.


Text below from www.GirlsNotBrides.org:

Burkina Faso has a child marriage prevalence rate of 52%. On average, almost one out of two girls in Burkina will be married before the age of 18.The rates of child marriage vary from one region to another, and are as high as 86% in the Sahel region and 76% in the East region.

UNFPA found that 60% of women aged 20-24 with no education and 42% with primary education were married or in union at age 18, compared to only 3% of women with secondary education or higher. The less educated a girl is, the more at risk of child marriage she is.
Child marriage in Burkina Faso is linked to poverty, tradition and lack of education.

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