An Indian movie crew filming a wedding scene at “Famous Studios” in Bombay, March 1948. PHOTOGRAPH BY VOLKMAR K. WENTZEL (via Agonistica Cult of Photography)
Photography: Jonas Peterson
1. A lieutenant patrols the pink barracks of Yemen’s female counterterrorism unit at a Sanaa base. “The color on the walls was our idea,” says one officer. “We fought for the color.” Some 1,500 women serve in police and counterterror units. They’re crucial in an ultraconservative culture where men cannot check female suspects—or those disguised as women.
2. A wedding in Sanaa’s Old City
Three young brides, Sidaba, 11, Qawla, 12, and Galiya, 13, are escorted to their husbands’ nearby home. The sisters and cousin married three brothers during a combined ceremony in the rural areas outside Hajjah, Yemen. Nearly half of all women in Yemen were married as children. Child marriage is outlawed in many countries and international agreements forbid the practice yet this tradition still spans continents, language and religion. Photograph by Stephanie Sinclair via World Press Photo
edit: I need to fact check their statistics, but child marriage is clearly a violation of human rights.