It should be happiest day of her life, but 15-yr-old Nasoin Akhter couldn't look more miserable
Every bride's happiest moment of her life is the day of her wedding, but we can't say the same for 15-year-old Nasoin Akhter from Bangladesh.
The teenager is being forced into an arranged marriage with a 32-yr-old man Manikganj, near the capital Dhaka.
From the images, the girl who dropped out of school appears unhappy as she's being adorned for her 'big day'.
It should be happiest day of her life, but 15-yr-old Nasoin Akhter couldn't look more miserable.
The detrimental effects of early marriage on a girl can be extremely damaging.
According to reports, research from Girls Not Brides shows most young brides drop out of school and that girls who fall pregnant from 15 to 20 years old are twice as likely to die in childbirth than those 20 or older.
Girls under 15 are at five times the risk.
The age difference between spouses can also a significant risk factor for violence and sexual abuse.
Cultural tradition and poverty are the main reasons for child marriages.
Larger dowries are not required for young girls and, economically, women's earnings are insignificant as compared to men's.
Parents also believe that it protects girls from sexual assault and harassment.