“Deprived Adolescence” - UNFPA Georgia presents the photo exhibition by Daro Sulakauri
16 February, 2018
“Deprived Adolescence” - UNFPA Georgia presents the photo exhibition by Daro Sulakauri
UNFPA Georgia presents the photo exhibition by Georgian photojournalist Daro Sulakauri “Deprived of Adolescence” on March 11, 2016, 16:00 at Zurab Tsereteli Museum of Modern Art (MOMA Tbilisi - 27 Rustaveli Av).

The bride in the above photo is 17 years old. She is tearing up before departing for a wedding ceremony in the Kakheti region of Georgia.
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Bride, 17 years old, leaving her house for wedding ceremony. Photo courtesy Daro Sulakauri

The exhibition will be held within the frameworks
of the UN Joint Programme for Gender Equality to celebrate International Women’s Day. “Deprived of Adolescence” underlines the acute problem of early marriages in Georgia. Various photos depicting child brides reveal the harsh reality prevailing in the country.
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Bride Showing off her wedding dress to her classmates. Kakheti Region. Photo courtesy Daro Sulakauri

Daro Sulakauri is a young Georgian photographer. Her works are highly recognized by Georgian and foreign professionals. Daro sulakauri is a winner of several prestigious awards, including EU prize for journalism received in 2016.
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Daro Sulakauri

Her photo project “Deprived of Adolescence” explores the depth of the problem within the everyday life of ordinary citizens of Georgia observed by a photographer.
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Mari, 15 years old. Upper Adjara,village Zortikyeli. Photo courtesy Daro Sulakauri

The harmful practice of early marriage is a countrywide problem in Georgia. As UNFPA Georgia Assistant Representative Ms. Lela Bakradze emphasizes,“Early marriage yields grave consequences for girls, excluding them from social life, depriving basic rights, and preventing from completing education. Pregnancy and childbirth during adolescence poses risk to maternal health and the baby. Causes of early marriage are complex, therefore, multifaceted work on the policy and legislative level is crucial for addressing the harmful practice, as well as working with communities and the adolescents for changing perceptions and attitudes towards early marriages.”
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Wedding day. Photo courtesy Daro Sulakauri

The exhibition will once again accentuate the need for action for preventing the harmful practice.

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