This thematic report, is designed for humanitarian workers, policy-makers and donors to: highlight promising practices and/or gaps in programming. It critically analyses work in the field of gender and protection in humanitarian contexts. The report also examines the issue of child and early forced marriage in the Syrian context, which has increased alarmingly, especially among Syrian refugee communities, after the Syrian crisis that started in 2011. The paper discusses the socio-economic reasons of child marriage, and it focuses on it as a ‘gateway’ to other forms of Gender Based Violence (GBV).
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.