March 5, 2012 – April 19, 2012
ATT DAVID FURST FOR BRONNER HAREDI- A LOOK INTO THE HAREDI WORLD- A peek after tearing separation curtains at an auditorium where Haredi men and women converge to celebrate after wedding between two dynasties 9 Jan 2011. haredi women do not object the gender separation which they claim it is for modesty but they do object the strict separation barrier where they can’t even peek freely. rina castelnuovo
A young burn patient named Zahara (no last name) sits with gauze over her face to keep the flies off. Zahara never admitted to setting herself on fire, but doctors and nurses suspect she might have due to the placement of her burns. Women who self-immolate are often scared to admit it for fear that they will receive less care from the doctors and nurses. This act can also bring much shame to their families.
Portrait of soon to be wed Faiz Mohammed, 40, and Ghulam Haider, 11, at her home in a rural village of Damarda in Ghor province. Ghulam said she is sad to be getting engaged as she wanted to be a teacher. Her favorite class was Dari, the local language, before she was made to drop out of school. Married girls are seldom found in school, limiting their economic and social opportunities. Parents sometimes remove their daughters from school to protect them from the possibility of sexual activity outside of wedlock. It is hard to say exactly how many young marriages take place, but according to the Afghan women’s ministry and women’s NGOs, approximately 57 percent of Afghan girls get married before the legal age of 16. In addition, once the girl’s father has agreed to the engagement, she is pulled out of school immediately. Early pregnancies also result in an increase in complications during child birth.