Wednesday, January 19

She was married off when she was 14 years old. With a mailbox, she saved 40 girls from the same fate.

DIYARBAKIR (Aftenposten): In parts of Turkey, every third woman marries as a child. But in one neighborhood, a leader put his foot down.

The only thing she remembers from her wedding day is the beauty salon. Her future husband’s family sent her there to arrange hair and makeup. The 14-year-old sat in the chair and stared at himself in the mirror. The tears would not stop flowing.

– They said to me: “Please do not cry, we are trying to put on your makeup.” But I just thought, what am I doing here?

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