24 April 2016
Omaima Hoshan, a 15 year old Syrian refugee, has taken a bold step towards helping to eradicate the practice of child marriages in her refugee camp.
Hoshan runs workshops aimed at discouraging the practice of child marriage in Za’atari refugee camp (in Jordan, Syria) where she resides. Girls at the workshop are engaged in art, drama and lecture sessions spreading information about the dangers of early marriage and encouraging them to stay in school.
Child marriage is a human rights violation. Despite laws against it, the practice remains widespread, in part because of persistent poverty and gender inequality.