Child marriage (underage marriage) is a phenomenon that has been frequently discussed as a widespread issue in Syrian society, especially in the refugee and IDP communities. Such marriages are a violation the rights of Syrian girls, in addition to effecting their future and excluding them from a larger role in building society and achieving a sustainable peace.This report is a result of a of field study that has been conducted by the end of 2015 in Syrian refugee camps in Turkey, The research reveals the key drivers of the rise in child marriage in the camps. At the same time, it explores people’s attitudes and perceptions towards child marriage, which are evolving as the result of the conflict. It aims at providing a basis for designing suitable interventions to better prevent or mitigate this problem, taking into account important nuances.
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.