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The study was produced with the aim to (1) assess the prevalence of early marriage among 9-24 year-old girls/women and school enrolment among 9 to 17 year-old girls in all study areas; (2) explore social determinants that may contribute to early marriage and school enrolment.

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Conducted in partnership with the Ministry of Public Health, the study represents the first attempt to report in details on the efforts conducted to reduce maternal mortality in Lebanon through looking at trends, preventable causes, and interventions, as well as recommending future actions to promote maternal health and well-being.

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As I write this, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Lebanon has registered 1,169,639 Syrian refugees, most of whom arrived over the past 18 months. This number represents over a million individual tragedies

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During conflicts, women and children are often victims of unspeakable violence and abuse. The conflict in Syria is no exception. Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) has been used as a tool of war and as a means of torture. 

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The Syrian crisis entered its fourth year in 2014. Nearly 2.2 million refugees had been registered in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey by the end of 2013 - without including non-registered Syrian and non-Syrian refugees. With the continuing violence and insecurity in Syria, the number of refugees in the region is expected to reach over 4 million by the end of 2014.

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Although Lebanon is considered to be relatively more open compared to other Arab countries, there remain nonetheless many shortcomings in the fight against Gender Based Violence (GBV), with women constituting 96% of all its victims. 

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The eradication of gender based violence (GBV) is a key step in the construction of a society of equals, in which differences among human beings are considered a wealth and not a base to construct social hierarchies, restricting individual and collective social, economic, and political freedoms. 

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Before Syria descended into civil war, family planning services were free and used relatively widely by 58% of women in reproductive age. Yet the UNFPA-supported study carried out among Syrian refugee women in Lebanon in 2012 showed that only 37% of non-pregnant married women were using contraception. According to a global study by UNFPA, 250,000 women in Syria and refugee settings will become pregnant by the end of 2013. 

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UNFPA needs assessment (July- August 2012) showed that while 37% of non-pregnant married women were using contraceptives, reasons for not using any was attributed to high cost, distance, quantity, and unavailability of preferred type of contraceptive.

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There are no camps in Lebanon and most Syrian refugees have settled in the poorest parts of the country, in districts like Akkar in the North and Baalbek or Hermel in the Bekaa. The North Governorate is home to 40% of Lebanon’s poor, with more than half the people living under US$4 a day.

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