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dc.contributor.authorAbu Hamad, Bassam
dc.contributor.authorElamassie, Samah
dc.contributor.authorOakley, Erin
dc.contributor.authorAlheiwidi, Sarah
dc.contributor.authorBaird, Sarah
dc.date.accessioned2021-07-27T09:16:17Z
dc.date.available2021-07-27T09:16:17Z
dc.date.issued2021-07-26
dc.identifier.citationHamad, B.A., Elamassie, S., Oakley, E. et al. ‘No One Should Be Terrified Like I Was!’ Exploring Drivers and Impacts of Child Marriage in Protracted Crises Among Palestinian and Syrian Refugees. Eur J Dev Res (2021).en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://dspace.alquds.edu/handle/20.500.12213/6434
dc.description.abstractExacerbated by 9 years of conflict and displacement, child marriage among Syrian refugees appears to be increasing, while in Gaza, the noticeable reduction in child brides over the past two decades has recently plateaued. This comparative study explores drivers and consequences of child marriage in protracted crises, drawing on mixed-methods research from Gaza and Jordan with married adolescent girls and their parents. Our findings suggest that conflict reignites pre-existing drivers of child marriage, especially conservative norms around family honour and clan inter-marriage. Poverty is a strong driver of child marriage among Syrian refugees, while social protection programmes and educational opportunities for girls have played a protective role in Gaza. In both contexts, our findings underscore the multiple and intersecting negative effects of child marriage on girls’ health and bodily integrity, and point to the urgency of tackling this harmful practice to ensure that no adolescent is left behind.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipWe express our sincere gratitude to all the participants in this study in Jordan and Gaza for sharing their experiences and insights, and for giving their time so willingly. We would like to acknowledge the significant contributions of Dr Nicola Jones, the Director of the GAGE Programme towards leading the GAGE research design, implementation, data analysis and reporting and to Kate Pincock, Qualitative Researcher at GAGE program for her significant support and feedback. Special thanks to the data collection team in Gaza and Jordan especially the adolescent researchers’ participants of the pilot study at Culture and Free Thoughts Association in Gaza, Research Team based at Mindset and the Information and Research Centre King Hussain Foundation in Jordan. Special thanks to Agnieszka Malachowska, MENA Manager at the GAGE programme and the team of transcribers and translators of the qualitative work.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectAdolescent girlsen_US
dc.subjectChild marriageen_US
dc.subjectRefugeeen_US
dc.subjectConficten_US
dc.subjectPovertyen_US
dc.subjectGazaen_US
dc.subjectJordanen_US
dc.title‘No One Should Be Terrifed Like I Was!’ Exploring Drivers and Impacts of Child Marriage in Protracted Crises Among Palestinian and Syrian Refugeesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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