But in many parts of the world, where forced and arranged marriages are commonplace, saying “no” either isn’t an option or comes with horrific consequences.
Many of the following Pakistani women were doused in acid for refusing to marry. The men who were supposed to love them for life disfigured them for life instead.
It was as if to say, “If I can’t have you, nobody else will.”
These images are part of a series by photographer Emilio Morenatti aimed at raising domestic violence awareness and giving long-silent victims a voice."
Read article by Alexandra Govere from RYOT.