" Photojournalist Daro Sulakauri grew up in Georgia and remembers one of her classmates getting married when they were both only 12. "I had this disturbed feelings in a way", she remembers. "I felt like something was wrong. But I didn't understand what it was." "
" I was comfortable and happy in Syria because our country is heaven. But when war started, it was destroyed. We would go to school, study, go on a break, play, joke. We did everything. But the situation is bad in Syria and I had to be protected. I wanted to be a painter. This was my dream. But Syria is destroyed and that dream won't be fulfilled. "
" When I heard it wasn't happening, that she had reconsidered my marriage, I felt so happy that I shouted out and thanked God for calling off my marriage. I want to be a teacher and there are a lot of poor children like me who want to study. I feel like instead of beating them up, if they are loved, they'll understand the subject more. "
" Nobody will dare to remove my little sisters from school. Everyone used to think I was a nasty, disrespectful girl. But now they realize that school is a good option. I will show them what I can do with my life. "