Child brides: The Syrian girls pushed into early marriage



Child marriage is on the rise among Syrian refugees. Without the means to provide for their families, parents are arranging matches for children as young as 12.
Dressed in a bright pink hijab, 16-year-old Rime (not her real name) sits quietly in a classroom as other young girls arrive.
They are here for a lesson for refugee women and girls to help them better understand the dangers of child marriage. The classes are run by Save the Children charity and all those gathered here married at young ages.
For Rime it was last year, when she was 15.
"I never wanted to get married young,"... read more

 
11 October 2016 in World News, Views: 39
Source: BBC
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