Project 25 - Child Marriage & Girl's Rights

Location: Za'atari Refugee Camp & Different Jordanian Governorates

Reach: 25 Girls

Year: 2019

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Salam a young girl who goes to school will live one of two scenarios.

In one case she is empowered by her family to pursue her dreams in life no matter how big these dreams are and they support her all the way. While, in the other scenario she is forced to leave her school in order to marry an older stranger, which results in a life of suffering for her and the child she is responsible for when she barley can take care of herself at a young age.

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For project number 25, we shared the story of Salam with girls from Za'atari Refugee Camp and other from different governorates across Jordan. Then we implemented several expressive art activities as a stand against child marriage and for women empowerment.

The artwork created by the girls was used by The Orenda Tribe to design a booklet about the Beijing Declaration Platform for Action which aims to end discrimination against girls and end any negative cultural attitudes towards them. A step towards taking a stand to change marriage laws in Jordan and the region and increase the legal age to 18 years.

This is the start of a long-term collaboration with Save the Children International on the topic.