Mary eloped with her husband when she was 14. Her husband beat her severely and stabbed her for talking to another boy. As a result, she lost the use of her right hand. When her husband took her to the police station and accused her of adultery, the police caned her as punishment. Her husband was never charged for assaulting her. Mary now lives with her uncle.
Juba, Central Equatoria State, February 2013.
© Brent Stirton | Reportage for Human Rights Watch
Child Marriage in South Sudan.

Mary eloped with her husband when she was 14. Her husband beat her severely and stabbed her for talking to another boy. As a result, she lost the use of her right hand. When her husband took her to the police station and accused her of adultery, the police caned her as punishment. Her husband was never charged for assaulting her. Mary now lives with her uncle.

Juba, Central Equatoria State, February 2013.

© Brent Stirton | Reportage for Human Rights Watch

Child Marriage in South Sudan.