Too Young To Wed

Date: 21 July - 1 August
Time: 10am-8pm, Mon-Fri  (Please note this exhibition will close at 2pm on Friday 1 August)
Venue: Atrium Gallery, Old Building

Photographer, Stephanie Sinclair, b.1973, has documented the issue of child marriage for more than a decade. She lived in the Middle East for six years and began her work on child marriage after encountering young women who had set themselves on fire in Afghanistan and learning that many of these girls had been married underage.

The resulting photographic exhibition, Too Young To Wed|, produced in association with UNFPA|, has been published and exhibited around the world. The Department for International Development| is delighted to bring an abridged version of the exhibit to the UK for the first time.

The exhibition forms part of the British government’s Girl Summit|, which will rally a global movement to end child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM) for all girls within a generation. Doing this will help preserve girls' childhoods, promote their education, reduce their exposure to violence and abuse, and allow them to fulfil their potential in life. Everyone has a part to play in achieving rights for girls and women around the world.

For more information or to sign the pledge to show your support, please visit: Girl Summit pledge|

This exhibition is open to all, no ticket required. Visitors are welcome during weekdays (Monday - Friday) between 10am and 8pm (excluding bank holidays, when the school is closed, at Christmas and Easter, or unless otherwise stated on the web listing). 

For further information email arts@lse.ac.uk| or phone on 020 7107 5342. 

Just economics and politics? Think again.  While LSE does not teach arts or music, there is a vibrant cultural side to the School - from weekly free music concerts in the Shaw Library, and an LSE orchestra and choir with their own professional conductors, various film, art and photographic student societies, the annual LSE photo prize competition, the LSE Literary Festival and artist-in-residence projects. For more information please view the  LSE Arts| website. 

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