Stephanie Sinclair shares the experiences child brides face. She discusses the need for their voices to be heard and the challenges she faced as a journalist who witnessed their struggles and abuse.
Over the past eight years, photographer Stephanie Sinclair has investigated the phenomenon of child marriage around the world. Her multimedia presentation synthesizes this body of work into a powerful call to action.
Yemeni President Saleh has stayed in power by impressing on international donors that only he could keep al Qaeda at bay. But their surge has benefited him, bringing in billions of dollars in aid.
One of the first things you notice wandering around anywhere in Yemen is the kids. They are everywhere. Playing soccer in the streets, collecting water, selling vegetables, and shooting marbles in the alleyways. And if you have a camera, you will here the constant refrain of "Sura! Sura!" the Arabic word for picture. I've collected a lot of pictures of Yemeni children over the past few months.
On May 3, as the United Nations marked World Press Freedom day, Reporters Without Borders released a list of the world’s worst “predators of press freedom.”
Yemen is the most gorgeous place you'll probably never visit.
In the north and east, the walled-cities of Sana'a and Shibam, both UNESCO Heritage sites, rise up out of the desert, all filigree and engraved ornamentation, like weathered wedding cakes, and in the west and south, the ancient port cities of Zabid and Aden, craggy and timeless, look out over an expanse of white sand beaches, shimmering turquoise water and an exposition of sea life that would make even a hardened diver swoon.
After a 13-year-old girl's death, the conservative Islamists are retrenching -- with some bizarre, yet somehow effective, arguments.
"It's the world's worst place to be a woman, and a breeding ground for terrorism; yet Yemen still exhibits real charm. Pull up a chair as we cover gingerbread architecture, daggers as an investment strategy, and why two scoops of strawberry ice cream are no match for a woman's veil."...
This Article was featured in the May-June 2010 issue of Mental_Floss.
A failed suicide attack on the British ambassador's convoy Monday morning shattered windows, terrified passersby and left debris and broken glass scattered on the sidewalks of the capital.
Only the bomber was killed and damage was minimal, but the incident seemed to demonstrate the continued strength of Al Qaeda in Yemen despite American and Yemeni counterterrorism efforts.
So there I was, lying on my back in a bikini on a deserted white-sand beach in Yemen, squinting into the shimmering turquoise sea to the west, wondering if I could make out Somalia from here.
I couldn't. Propped on my sandy elbows, all I could see were my own toes, a tract of impossibly fine white sand, and miles and miles of the Arabian Sea, which faded ever so slowly through a spectrum of teals before settling into a deep sapphire blue before, I couldn't help thinking, bumping up against Somalia, 160 miles away.
Last week, it was reported that the CIA may attempt to capture or kill Anwar Al-Awlaki, the Yemen-based American cleric with ties to al-Qaeda.
Some say that's bad news.
Not because Awlaki is a particularly loveable guy – he's linked to both Umar Farooq Abdulmutallab's attempted bombing of the plane on Christmas day, and to Major Nidal Malik Hasan's shooting rampage at Fort Hood last fall – but because he's not important enough to kill.
The southern parts of Yemen were part of the independent, pro-Soviet nation of South Yemen until 1994.
In these southern provinces, opposition to the central government is growing. Some fear that the rebellion may be turning more violent and that increasing instability in the fragile nation could create room for Al-Qaeda to grow.
Supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, freelance reporter Paul Stephens reports on the latest developments from Sana'a, Yemen.
Throughout the world, more than 51 million girls below the age of 18 are currently married. This harmful traditional practice spans continents, language, religion and caste.
After the attempted bombing of Northwest flight 253 in December, Yemen again became the focus of US and international counterterrorism policy.
The poorest nation in the Arab world struggles with high population growth, 40% unemployment and a persistent flow of refugees from Somalia. In the next decade, its 22 million citizens will compete for increasingly scarce water supplies, as aquifers are drilled, pumped and drained unsustainably.
Hundreds hear from Jon Sawyer and Cynthia Gorney at Wake Forest University community event focused on child marriage.
Stephanie Sinclair is a finalist in the National Magazine Award competition for her photography of child brides around the world.
Listen to Wake Forest Journalism Director Justin Catanoso discuss his school's partnership with the Pulitzer Center, Guilford College and High Point University.
Too Young To Wed: The Secret World of Child Brides wins second place in the issue reporting multimedia story division of the Pictures of the Year International's photojournalism competition.
Stephanie Sinclair wins first prize in the contemporary issues category from World Press Photo for her images of the hidden but widespread practice of child marriage.
PBS Newshour's Hari Sreenivasan interviewed Stephanie Sinclair on her work surrounding the issue of child marriage.
Stephanie Sinclair and Cynthia Gorney discuss the phenomenon of child marriage on NPR's All Things Considered.
A new Chatham House briefing paper co-authored by Ginny Hill examines the relationships between Yemen and its Gulf neighbors as political change sweeps the region.