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How this 14-year-old Syrian refugee is fighting to end child marriage

Published by Al-Monitor on September 22, 2016.  ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan — Omaima Hoshan, 14, wasn’t really aware of early marriage until her best friend dropped out of school in the fifth grade. Omaima was very concerned. Her friend was … Continue reading

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Financial burden, risk of violence pressure Syrian girls to marry

Written for Al-Monitor on March, 17, 2015 MAFRAQ, Jordan — Her first husband was a 46-year-old man from Saudi Arabia who already had two wives. Once every few months, he traveled to Jordan for business, and during these visits he would talk to Fatima’s aunt … Continue reading

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