A woman tends to grain during the rainy season in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia. According to the United Nations Population Fund, in 2010 there were 13.1 million girls married by age 18 in sub-Saharan Africa and the number is expected to rise to 15 million by 2030.
Tehani, 8, works in the fields just outside her village in the rural areas of Hajjah, Yemen.
Eight-year- old brides Tehani and Ghada begin preparations for a family meal at their home outside Hajjah, Yemen.
A family gathers water from a stream outside of Bahir Dar, Ethiopia.
Girls sit beneath drying laundry in a makeshift refugee camp in Maiduguri, Nigeria.
Young girls can be seen throughout the streets of New Delhi working alone. In India, 33 million children in the age group of 0-18 years are part of the labor force.
A group of young brides, all married between the ages of 14 and 16, gather in Al Hudaydah, Yemen. Most were never given the option to attend school.
Adolescent girls wash clothes with family members in the town of Mange Bureh, Sierra Leone.
An adolescent girl takes a break from selling trinkets in Mange Bureh, Sierra Leone. She sits near three boys by a river where girls wash clothes and boys fish. Many parents prefer to marry their girls off at young ages to protect them from predatory men.
Aarti, 9, is vulnerable to sexual violence as she sells flowers alone on a rain-swept Delhi, India street. Despite the risk, millions of girls around the world work to help support their families instead of attending school.
Ghazipur landfill, 70 acres of trash in Delhi, India, provides a hunting ground for 7-year-old Zarina, who salvages items to sell. Like girls in many parts of the world, she lives in poverty with little access to education.
A young girl takes care of her young relative in Meerwala, Pakistan. As a result of adherence to traditional gender roles, many girls are denied their right to an education or may suffer the triple burden of housework, schoolwork and work outside the home.
Little earthquake relief has reached Kagati village since the 2015 earthquake. As a result only a few temporary homes have been rebuilt. In the meantime villagers put in their own labor and source materials from local riverbeds. The 2015 earthquakes devastated Nepal and left girls and women in an increasingly vulnerable position, leading experts to believe child marriage rates will increase over the coming years.
Eight-year-old Million days before her wedding in Hajjah, Yemen, July 23, 2010. Her mother, who was married at the same age, was working covertly to stop the wedding.