Caucasus: Azerbaijani Women: azwomen27

BAKU, AZERBAIJAN.  Sadigova Khayala, 26, a former child bride who married at age 16 in a mosque in her native region of Mingechevir, Azerbaijan and separated after six month when her husband started to beat her, is seen in the office of a psychologist on November 28, 2011.  Khayala had the support of her mother who helped her to escape and the two moved to Baku where Khayala later attended university.

BAKU, AZERBAIJAN. Sadigova Khayala, 26, a former child bride who married at age 16 in a mosque in her native region of Mingechevir, Azerbaijan and separated after six month when her husband started to beat her, is seen in the office of a psychologist on November 28, 2011. Khayala had the support of her mother who helped her to escape and the two moved to Baku where Khayala later attended university.