‘It’s very difficult to be a woman in India’

Women who married as children tell how it has disrupted their lives. But they’re optimistic that with social norms changing, life will be better for their daughters.

Embassy Photo: Bea Vongdouangchanh
Archana Singh was married at age 13 and had two children by the time she was 17. She says her daughter wants be a doctor.
Bea Vongdouangchanh
Published: Wednesday, 04/09/2014 12:00 am EDT
Last Updated: Wednesday, 04/09/2014 6:05 pm EDT


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