Twisted priorities

Our Society takes a bold, public stand on this subject:

NGM October 2006

But not on this one:

Long after midnight, five-year-old Rajani is roused from sleep and carried by her uncle to her wedding. Child marriage is illegal in India, so ceremonies are often held in the wee hours of morning. It becomes a secret the whole village keeps, explained one farmer. (photograph by Stephanie Sinclair)


Dear John:
Why does a landscape warrant the explicit and very public support of our Society ,
but helping this 5-year-old girl is something that gets buried
in a back room of our website?

≡  photograph by Stephanie Sinclair via

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