2 days ago
Hi everyone this is smita sharma @smitashrm
and this is my last post of the #womenphotograph
take over. it was a thrilling experience to take over this responsibility and share my work on #childmarriage
in nepal with such an appreciative audience. thank you for your support and i hope you continue to follow my work at @smitashrm
and my website.
a special thanks to @womenphotograph
for this opportunity and a shout out to @dzalcman
for their continuous effort and hardwork.
caption: nisha, 15, asmita, 15, anjali, 16, and radhika ,15, at the rapti river near chitrasari village, chitwan, nepal. the girls from this community are economically backward and are facing crisis on a daily basis. they are fighting to get an education, work and help their families and yet celebrate their daily lives.
i followed the girls as they were leaving their homes with dirty laundry to wash at the river. once they finished washing the clothes, they began to swim and play. i found a lot of inspiration and happiness being in their company. .
nepal has the third-highest rate of child marriage in asia. every day, young girls and boys, mostly from marginalized communities, are being married by their families. many girls also elope and opt to marry early themselves in the hope that they would get a better life but end up in the same cycle of poverty. #girls #nepal #life #humanrightswatch