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12 February 2017
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An outraged passer bye tries to get the young bride's attention during a staged photo shoot drawing attention to the issue of child marriage in Lebanon. © KAFA (enough) Violence & Exploitation, Lebanon
UNITED NATIONS, New York/Beirut, Lebanon – Standing several inches shy of her middle-aged groom’s shoulder, the 12-year-old bride, outfitted in a child-size white wedding gown and veil, stiffly... Read more
30 January 2017
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A girl dresses as a bride for a march against child marriage and gender-based violence in Jezzine, Lebanon. © RET Liban United Nations, New York/Beirut, Lebanon – An alarming rise in child... Read more
12 July 2016
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Mother and Child Say "No" to Child Marriage in Zaatari
  Saba’s smile can brighten a whole room, or the caravan that she shares with her family in Zaatari camp for refugees in Jordan. The 16 year old dynamic Syrian young woman lives in the camp with her... Read more
5 January 2016
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Syrian refugees in front of the tent where Haneen and her family previously lived in southern Lebanon. © UNFPA/David Brunetti NABATIEH, Lebanon – In late 2013, Haneen, now 14, fled Syria with her... Read more
11 March 2015
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A girl peeks from her one-room shelter in an informal settlment for Syrian refugees in Al-Marj, Lebanon. Desperation has pushed some Syrian refugee families to see child marriage as a way to relieve economic pressures. © UNFPA/ David Brunetti
CHOUEIFAT, Lebanon – When Hiam, a 13-year-old Syrian refugee living in Lebanon, learned her parents wanted her to marry a complete stranger, she felt helpless. But she saw a way out after hearing of... Read more
13 November 2013
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Just like many Syrian families escaping the violence in Syria, Noor (36 years old) and her family arrived to Lebanon one year and two months ago as she precisely puts it, and sought refuge in the... Read more
13 November 2013
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        Stories of rape are many among Syrian displaced women in Lebanon. They are often stories that happened to others. Hajji Nazira is 67 years old, she speaks about what she saw in Homs, just... Read more
13 November 2013
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            At the end of the discussion, a lady, making sure all the participants had left the room, approached us, shyly. She asked “are you going to talk about violence happening at home?”. The... Read more
13 November 2013
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Since 2012, and in partnership with local NGO, KAFA (enough) Violence & Exploitation, UNFPA Lebanon has embarked on a groundbreaking initiative aiming at filling a gap within the police academy... Read more
25 June 2013
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    In the context of the United Nations review of the International Conference on Population and Development Programme of Action (ICPD PoA) commonly referred to as ICPD Beyond 2014 Review and on... Read more

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