How a 14-year-old Syrian Refugee is Fighting to End Child Marriage

Omaima Hoshan, 14, wasn’t really aware of early marriage until her best friend dropped out of school in the fifth grade. Omaima was very concerned. Her friend was an excellent student — the best in their class — and had always dreamed about becoming a doctor, so why would she leave school? Omaima learned from the teacher that her friend had married her 18-year-old cousin under pressure from her father. The girl hadn’t even turned 13 yet. Omaima never saw her again. Read how this brave girl began fighting to end child marriage here:

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2016/09/jordan-syrian-refugees-early-marriage-awareness.html?utm_source=Child+marriage+in+the+News+-+Girls+Not+Brides&utm_campaign=d91cf4abae-CM+in+the+News+01%2F10%2F2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c21d02558c-d91cf4abae-397922041

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