© UNICEF/UNI190985/Quarmyne “The issue is sexism,” Quarmyne says. Quarmyne says there is little sex education and even when it’s delivered, young people are confused and shy to ask questions.He recalls the story of one young woman, Florence, whom he met on a photographic assignment for UNICEF.
Nyani says girls like Linda feel they’ve been unfairly treated.
They see the fathers of their children at school, and they have no hope of returning.
*Names have been changed to protect identities En español She wrote him first. In the summer, when the trees leafed out, you couldn't even see the road or the neighbors. She'd grown up here, in a conservative pocket of Virginia. When it came to meeting new people, however, her choices were limited. The holidays were coming, and she didn't want to face them alone.
A short message sent on a Thursday evening in early December 2013, under the subject line: Match? She signed up for a six-month subscription to Match.com, the largest and one of the oldest dating services on the Web.
“They have a vision of what it’s like to be at home with a baby and keeping house for their husband, but the reality is that they’re now saying, if I didn’t have a baby, I could be out with my friend.” Linda, pictured with her two-week old daughter, says "it's not fair" that she has had to drop out of school while the baby's father has been able to continue his education.