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Oct. 3, 2017, 3:29 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: GEW-PRACTICE-1

"KRG officials say that ISIS fighters in Iraq and Syria continue to hold about 1,800 abducted Yezidi women and girls" (para 9).
Sept. 25, 2017, 8:22 a.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-6

13.0
Sept. 22, 2017, 4:24 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: IM-DATA-1

"'Girls who get married at a really young age are more at risk of sexual or domestic violence as well as miscarriages because their bodies are not really ready for giving birth yet. Also, girls who get married at an early age are not mentally ready to raise children and are less able to complete their education and find a job,' Omaima explained. Although it's illegal to get married under 18 in Jordan, the practice is increasingly common among Syrian refugees. In 2015, 35% of all Jordan marriages involved a minor, up from 18% in 2012, according to the Jordanian Higher Population Council, citing statistics from the Chief Islamic Justice ...more
Sept. 22, 2017, 4:24 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-2

"'He [Omaima's father] told me that I should speak up if something is wrong and encouraged me to talk to the girls about this subject in order to discourage the practice,' Omaima told Al-Monitor in Jordan’s Zaatari refugee camp, where she has lived with her parents and four brothers since they fled Syria in 2012. Encouraged by her parents and inspired by Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai — she read her biography — Omaima, who will turn 15 in March, started campaigning against child marriage. First she spoke to her classmates and encouraged them to talk to their parents about it, and later she organized events such as art ...more
Sept. 22, 2017, 4:24 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"Omaima Hoshan [living in a refugee camp in Jordan since 2012 but originally from Syria], 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.From that day, Omaima noticed more girls leaving school as young as 12, 13 or 14 ...more
Sept. 22, 2017, 4:24 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: MARR-LAW-1

"Omaima Hoshan [living in a refugee camp in Jordan since 2012 but originally from Syria], 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.From that day, Omaima noticed more girls leaving school as young as 12, 13 or 14 ...more
Sept. 22, 2017, 4:24 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"Omaima Hoshan [living in a refugee camp in Jordan since 2012 but originally from Syria], 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.From that day, Omaima noticed more girls leaving school as young as 12, 13 or 14 ...more
Sept. 22, 2017, 4:24 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"However, tradition also plays a big role, as girls in some parts of Syria often marry at a young age, Omaima said.'Most of the people in Zaatari [a refugee camp in Jordan] are from the Syrian countryside. They think that marriage is the best option for young girls. Boys usually get married between the ages of 18 and 25 and all of them want a younger girl. In Zaatari, when a girl is not married at the age of 20, they consider you too old. "Why isn’t she married?" people would say, thinking that something is wrong because she is not married yet,' Omaima said, her gaze intense"(para 8-9)more
Sept. 22, 2017, 4:24 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"'He told me that I should speak up if something is wrong and encouraged me to talk to the girls about this subject in order to discourage the practice,' Omaima told Al-Monitor in Jordan’s Zaatari refugee camp, where she has lived with her parents and four brothers since they fled Syria in 2012.Encouraged by her parents and inspired by Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai — she read her biography — Omaima, who will turn 15 in March, started campaigning against child marriage. First she spoke to her classmates and encouraged them to talk to their parents about it, and later she organized events such as art classes and drama ...more
Sept. 22, 2017, 4:24 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2, AFE-PRACTICE-3

"Omaima Hoshan [living in a refugee camp in Jordan since 2012 but originally from Syria], 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.From that day, Omaima noticed more girls leaving school as young as 12, 13 or 14 ...more
Sept. 22, 2017, 4:24 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"Omaima Hoshan [living in a refugee camp in Jordan since 2012 but originally from Syria], 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.From that day, Omaima noticed more girls leaving school as young as 12, 13 or 14 ...more
Sept. 22, 2017, 4:24 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: ASR-PRACTICE-1

"Omaima Hoshan [living in a refugee camp in Jordan since 2012 but originally from Syria], 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.From that day, Omaima noticed more girls leaving school as young as 12, 13 or 14 ...more
Sept. 22, 2017, 4:24 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"Omaima Hoshan [living in a refugee camp in Jordan since 2012 but originally from Syria], 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.From that day, Omaima noticed more girls leaving school as young as 12, 13 or 14 ...more
Sept. 22, 2017, 4:24 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: MISA-PRACTICE-1, ERBG-PRACTICE-1, ERBG-DATA-2, ERBG-DATA-3, DV-DATA-1

"'Girls who get married at a really young age are more at risk of sexual or domestic violence as well as miscarriages because their bodies are not really ready for giving birth yet. Also, girls who get married at an early age are not mentally ready to raise children and are less able to complete their education and find a job,' Omaima explained. Although it's illegal to get married under 18 in Jordan, the practice is increasingly common among Syrian refugees. In 2015, 35% of all Jordan marriages involved a minor, up from 18% in 2012, according to the Jordanian Higher Population Council, citing statistics from the Chief Islamic Justice ...more
Sept. 22, 2017, 4:24 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-5

"For many Syrians in Jordan’s urban areas and refugee camps, marrying off girls at a young age is a desperate attempt to ease the financial burdens on families that have little or no income and are trapped in a vicious cycle of poverty"(para 8). This is not necessarily due to money recieved by the family for marrying off their daughter but is possible. It could also simply be because of having one less mouth to feed after a woman is married off (ENB-Coder Comment)
Sept. 22, 2017, 4:24 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

"For many Syrians in Jordan’s urban areas and refugee camps, marrying off girls at a young age is a desperate attempt to ease the financial burdens on families that have little or no income and are trapped in a vicious cycle of poverty"(para 8)
Sept. 22, 2017, 4:24 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"'He told me that I should speak up if something is wrong and encouraged me to talk to the girls about this subject in order to discourage the practice,' Omaima told Al-Monitor in Jordan’s Zaatari refugee camp, where she has lived with her parents and four brothers since they fled Syria in 2012. Encouraged by her parents and inspired by Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai — she read her biography — Omaima, who will turn 15 in March, started campaigning against child marriage. First she spoke to her classmates and encouraged them to talk to their parents about it, and later she organized events such as art classes and ...more
Sept. 22, 2017, 4:24 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-2

"Omaima said it's easier to talk with the girls and their mothers and grandmothers [about child marriage] than with their fathers. When she started this campaign, some told her to mind her own business and were uncomfortable with the idea of such a young girl raising awareness on a sensitive subject"(para 14). Omaima is at the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan. She fled Syria in 2012 (ENB-Coder Comment)."Omaima believes she has persuaded several girls in the camp to abandon their plans to marry young and continue their education instead"(para 16)."Like her father, Omaima’s mother, Rana, is very proud of her daughter. 'Omaima is only 14 and she already achieved so ...more
Sept. 22, 2017, 4:24 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"'Girls who get married at a really young age are more at risk of sexual or domestic violence as well as miscarriages because their bodies are not really ready for giving birth yet. Also, girls who get married at an early age are not mentally ready to raise children and are less able to complete their education and find a job,' Omaima explained. Although it's illegal to get married under 18 in Jordan, the practice is increasingly common among Syrian refugees. In 2015, 35% of all Jordan marriages involved a minor, up from 18% in 2012, according to the Jordanian Higher Population Council, citing statistics from the Chief Islamic Justice ...more
Sept. 22, 2017, 4:24 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1

"Encouraged by her parents and inspired by Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai — she read her biography — Omaima [Hoshan], who will turn 15 in March, started campaigning against child marriage"(para 4)
Aug. 30, 2017, 4:12 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

“An FAO study in Syria found the following pattern of ownership among women: land: only 5%” Women's limited control over agricultural resources is a barrier to their access to production credit, equipment and resources” (para 4)
Aug. 30, 2017, 4:04 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

"Overall though, women’s land ownership remains very low: in 2006, JICA reported that just 5.3% of agricultural land was owned by women, and that land holdings owned by women were on average smaller than those owned by men"
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: INFIB-SCALE-1

4
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: AFE-SCALE-1

0.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

1.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

1.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: BR-SCALE-1

1.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: DACH-SCALE-2

1.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-4

7.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: MARR-SCALE-3

8.0