Azerbaijan: Baku Confronting Issue of Early Marriages

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Hasra Eyubova, 17, has makeup applied on her wedding day.

At the age of 14, Kifayat Mammadova was married and already an expectant mother. A year and a half later, her marriage had failed, her child had died, and she was on the road to Baku from her village in the mountains of southern Azerbaijan in search of a new life.

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Shahin Abbasov is a freelance journalist in Baku and a board member of the Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation – Azerbaijan. Sitara Ibrahimova is a freelance photojournalist based in Baku.

Azerbaijan: Baku Confronting Issue of Early Marriages

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