Linda Forsell

Photographer
     
New law was passed in Guatemala.
Location: Sweden
Nationality: Swedish
Biography:   Linda Forsell is a freelancing photojournalist based in Stockholm working with a combination of shorter assignments and longer projects. She has been published in for example Vice Magazine, the New Yorkers photo booth, la Repubblica and... read on
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New law was passed in Guatemala.
linda forsell
Jan 17, 2016
In November I was reached by the excellent news of a new law in Guatemala. You must now reach 18 before you are allowed to marry! And the only way to get around this law is by permission from a special court. This step is one closer towards justice for all young girls in Guatemala who are wed to much older men as soon as they reach puberty. It is also a confirmation for all the abused and raped girls that suffer great injustices due to a lack of respect for their lives. The organisation OSAR which has backed me continuously throughout my time in Guatemala have been part of making the new law come into place, and I have never been prouder than when I say that my exhibition had a small part in realising it too. When the show was displayed in Guatemala City in August, 12 of the countries ministers where guided through the story. Children having Children continues to get attention internationally and in Guatemala, here are some examples!
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