Early marriage and education, the chicken or the egg?

Ramallah, November 19, 2016—“I wish I could do it now,” said 24-year-old West Bank resident Basma, of the education she abandoned a decade ago when she married her husband. “I did not feel it earlier, but now I regret it, especially when I help my children do their homework.” When asked whose decision the marriage was, she said, “It was a funny story. When suitors came to the house for me and my sister, my father said, ‘So whoever goes to school tomorrow does not want to get married!’” Basma told the interviewer. “I said I would get married like the rest of the girls because marriage is good.” Read more here: