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Latest news and stories from CARE's work in the field

Latest news and stories from CARE's work in the field

Dec 9

Married too soon: the consequences of early marriage in the Syrian conflict

By CARE Australia December 9, 2016 0 comments

Hanan*, (left) a Syrian social worker who counsels girls married before adulthood, meets with a client at a CARE-supported primary health care facility operated by Syria Relief and Development (SRD) in northern Syria. Identites intentionally withheld. Image: SRD/CARE

By Amani Kanjo, Project Coordinator, CARE partner – Syria Relief and Development “When I met her, it was immediately clear that she wasn’t prepared for the responsibility of being a mother – she herself was still a child!” The girl was only 14, already a mother, but it was not the first…

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May 9

Syrian Refugees: “Girls my age should be wearing school uniforms, not wedding dresses”

By CARE Australia May 9, 2016 5 comments
CARE warns that an increasing number of Syrian refugee parents are arranging marriages for their daughters due to economic hardship and concerns about the security and protection of their daughters in an unknown environment. 

©Johanna Mitscherlich/CARE

When Fatimah*, 16, reached a refugee camp in Jordan after fleeing Syria, she thought that her life had come to an end. But what she found was the passion and challenge of her life: advocating for education and against child marriage amongst Syrian Refugees.

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Dec 28

Girls not brides

By CARE Australia December 28, 2015 0 comments

A Syrian girl in a refugee camp in Jordan. Alarmingly, conflicts such as Syria see rises in child marriage numbers. © CARE

A girl is forced into marriage somewhere in the world every two seconds. But improved education and reduced poverty could help set her free. CARE's Gender in Emergencies Specialist, Isadora Quay explains.

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Sep 1

Dads too soon

By CARE Australia September 1, 2015 0 comments
Artwork on wall picturing boys with text

CARE's report "Dads too soon: The child grooms of Nepal" sheds light on the harmful practise of marrying off boys young. © CARE

We often associate child marriage with girls and older men. But in Nepal, more than 10 per cent of boys are married before the age of 18. Thanks to CARE, child grooms are speaking out.

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Sep 17

Ethiopia: ‘My life was dark before, but now there is light’

By CARE Australia September 17, 2014 0 comments

Fikere married her first husband when she was 12 years old but he divorced her when she was 14 because she didn’t want to have a baby. She married her second husband, Kasa, at 15. They are benefiting from a CARE project that provides support and education to married teenagers. ©Josh Estey/CARE

Child marriage affects 14 million girls each year and remains the biggest challenge to girls’ development.

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