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Since the beginning of the Syrian conflict, official statistics showed that child marriage among Syrian refugee communities in Jordan has risen year-on-year and in some cases has doubled. Lack of resources, poor economic opportunities and a desire to protect their daughters from sexual violence during conflict are some of the main drivers behind some families’ decision to marry their girls at a young age. This report looks at the increasing number of child marriages among Syrian refugee communities in Jordan, examines why more girls are being forced to marry, the impact this is having on girls, and makes recommendations on effective strategies to prevent child marriage
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.
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