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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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Syrian women refugees humiliated, exploited in Turkey

Written for Al-Monitor on March 12, 2014 REYHANLI, Turkey — Dima* is a confident 21-year-old with pale skin and big brown eyes. Her black headscarf is wrapped loosely around her head above her pink dress. She has two small children and a husband, but he currently works … Continue reading

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Teenage Syrian refugees wed ‘for protection’

Written for Al Jazeera, November 12, 2013 Girls as young as 14 are being married off, fearing attacks in the world’s second-largest refugee camp. Za’atari, Jordan – Fatima sits in a beauty salon getting her hair and make-up done by … Continue reading

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