|About the Event:||
Stephanie Sinclair, a four-time World Press Photo winner and recipient of the International Women's Media Foundation's 2017 Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award, will present her 15-year project on the harmful repercussions of child marriage around the world. Ms. Sinclair is the founding executive director of Too Young to Wed (TYTW), a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting girls’ rights and ending child marriage though the use of powerful visual storytelling.
Now in its third year, the Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award was created to pay tribute to the strength and dedication of Pulitzer Prize-winning Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus, who received the IWMF’s Courage in Journalism Award in 2005 but was tragically killed while reporting in Afghanistan in 2014. In the spirit of the Award, which celebrates women photographers whose work demonstrates bravery, dedication and skill, Ms. Sinclair will share the exceptional photographs by attendees of TYTW's most recent Tehani Photo Workshop (August 2017), which brings together survivors and girls at-risk of child marriage, female genital mutilation (FGM), and other harmful traditions, to learn to process their trauma and courageously communicate their own stories, creating a generation of empowered advocates and community leaders in the fight to protect girls’ rights and child marriage.
|About the host:||
IWMF unleashes the potential of women journalists as champions of press freedom to transform the global news media.
Too Young to Wed:
Our mission is to protect girls’ rights and end child marriage.
Saturday, 4 November
11 AM - 12 AM
World Press Photo Exhibition 2017