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Nasoin Akhter, 15, has her makeup done at a beauty parlor on the day of her wedding to a 32-year-old man, August 20, 2015, in Manikganj, Bangladesh. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

Nasoin Akhter, 15, has her makeup done at a beauty parlor on the day of her wedding to a 32-year-old man, August 20, 2015, in Manikganj, Bangladesh. In June of this year, Human Rights Watch released a damning report about child marriage in Bangladesh. The country has one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world, with 29% of girls marrying before the age of 15, and 65% of girls marrying before they turn 18. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)
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27 Aug 2015 12:02:00
Indonesian child jockey Egi, 8, poses for photographs as he participates in a traditional horse race marking Indonesia's 70th independence anniversary, in Bima, West Nusa Tenggara province, Indonesia, 08 August 2015. (Photo by Mast Irham/EPA)

Indonesian child jockey Egi, 8, poses for photographs as he participates in a traditional horse race marking Indonesia's 70th independence anniversary, in Bima, West Nusa Tenggara province, Indonesia, 08 August 2015. Horse racing is the traditional sport in the area and a cultural heritage which continues to be preserved by the people of Bima, a small city on the east side of Sumbawa island. Similar races also held in Sumbawa Besar regency and Dompu regency. (Photo by Mast Irham/EPA)
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19 Sep 2015 12:32:00
In this photograph taken on April 28, 2018, Afghan children work at a coal yard on the outskirts of Jalalabad, Afghanistan. (Photo by Noorullah Shirzada/AFP Photo)

In this photograph taken on April 28, 2018, Afghan children work at a coal yard on the outskirts of Jalalabad, Afghanistan. (Photo by Noorullah Shirzada/AFP Photo)
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05 Oct 2018 00:05:00
The heads of slaughtered water buffalos and a goat are lined up on the ground after the animals were sacrificed during “Dashain”, a Hindu religious festival in Kathmandu, Nepal October 10, 2016. (Photo by Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters)

The heads of slaughtered water buffalos and a goat are lined up on the ground after the animals were sacrificed during “Dashain”, a Hindu religious festival in Kathmandu, Nepal October 10, 2016. (Photo by Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters)
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12 Oct 2016 10:56:00
Prayer flags fly at Namgyal Tsemo Monastery above the town of Leh in Ladakh, India September 24, 2016. (Photo by Cathal McNaughton/Reuters)

Prayer flags fly at Namgyal Tsemo Monastery above the town of Leh in Ladakh, India September 24, 2016. High in the Indian Himalayas, young novice monks in maroon robes take their lessons inside the 15th-century Thiksey monastery. (Photo by Cathal McNaughton/Reuters)
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06 Jan 2017 14:13:00
Mananya Boonmee, 49, works on the make-up of a “child angel” doll at her house in Nonthaburi, Thailand, January 26, 2016. (Photo by Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters)

Mananya Boonmee, 49, works on the make-up of a “child angel” doll at her house in Nonthaburi, Thailand, January 26, 2016. A craze for lifelike dolls thought to bring good luck is sweeping Thailand, reflecting widespread anxiety as the economy struggles and political uncertainty persists nearly two years after a coup. (Photo by Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters)
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28 Jan 2016 13:11:00
Ahmed, a 10-year-old jockey, looks on during the opening of the International Camel Racing festival at the Sarabium desert in Ismailia, Egypt, March 21, 2017. (Photo by Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters)

Ahmed, a 10-year-old jockey, looks on during the opening of the International Camel Racing festival at the Sarabium desert in Ismailia, Egypt, March 21, 2017. (Photo by Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters)
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29 Mar 2017 09:18:00
Mongolian Child Jockeys

Horse racing is part of Naadam, a festival organized every July in Mongolia to celebrate the People’s Revolution. Using children as jockeys in such races has a centuries-long tradition. Boys and girls as young as 5 (although the law imposes a minimum age limit of 7) ride in races that can be dangerous, with hundreds of horses running across the steppe at distances of 12 to 28 kilometres at great speeds. (Photo by Tomasz Gudzowaty)
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30 Apr 2012 11:02:00