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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

Jun 8

Girls My Age Should be Wearing School Uniforms, Not Wedding Dresses

By CARE Australia June 8, 2015 0 comments

When Aya* reached the refugee camp, she thought that her life had come to an end. But what she found was the passion and challenge of her life.

Young female Syrian refugees are fighting against child marriage and advocating for education instead. One such advocate spoke with CARE’s Johanna Mitscherlich.

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May 15

Iraqi women: Hear our voices and dreams

By CARE Australia May 15, 2015 0 comments
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“We want you to know us and understand the situation we’re living in. Hear our voices, hear our dreams.” ~ Aini. Photo: © Mary Kate MacIsaac/CARE

Young Iraqi women hope people around the world will remember the Iraqi and Syrian refugees who are suffering as a result of this conflict. This is one young girl's story.

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Mar 26

The Syrian Refugee Crisis: Ayat’s Story

By CARE Australia March 26, 2015 0 comments

Ayat volunteers with CARE International helping other refugees. ©Mahmoud Shabeeb/CARE

When Ayat, a 35-year-old Syrian, obtained her master’s degree in Arabic literature in 2005 and started lecturing at the University in Homs, she had every intention of finishing her PhD. Then in March 2013, she was forced to flee. Ayat planned to prove that a female villager can and should be…

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Oct 9

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

By CARE Australia October 9, 2014 3 comments

“I want to write about child marriage. Some of my friends, who are as old as I am, married in Zaatari or Azraq. I told them that they should continue to go to school, that they are too young to get married. But they did not listen. I wish that other girls read what I write and think twice about their choices.” ©Johanna Mitscherlich/CARE

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

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