Child marriage is a social vice not only in our country but also in our neighbouring nations Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal. There are millions of child brides each year stripped of happiness and pushed into marriage due to parental pressure. Millions of girls are married off in South Asia before they turn 18.
As a part of their ‘Fashion For Cause’ Campaign, Pakistani photographer Waqar J Khan shot with young girls who are aspiring sportsperson, too. The concept of the shoot is showing the aggression and sadness on their faces as brides and them as powerful and confident as sports players who have the courage to face the world.
Have the look!
1. Areeba is eight years old and wants to be a cricketer.
2. Suman is twelve years old and is an aspiring boxer.
3. Esha is a ten-year-old football player and wants to represent her country at Nationals.
4. Sadly, girls in Pakistan are married off at a very tender age.
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5. Preparing the girls to face the camera.
6. The behind-the-scenes shots.
7. These girls are posing for a cause.
Along with the campaign he also posted,
The fashion shoot has the concept of showing the aggression and sadness on their faces as brides and on the other hand, they are powerful and confident as sports players and have courage to face the world.
The photographer even urged to share the campaign. It’s high time we said no to child marriage and protect a girl child. Let her be what she wants to be. Who knows you are curbing a champion in the making by marrying her off at a tender age?
Say no to child bride, instead focus on making her future bright!