Gender-based Violence & Child Protection among Syrian Refugees in Jordan (with a Focus on Early Marriage)

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Date published
01 Jul 2013
Research, reports and studies
Children & youth, Conflict, violence & peace, Gender, Protection, Forced displacement and migration, Refugee Camps
Jordan, Syria

This study was undertaken on behalf of the Child Protection and Gender-based Violence sub-working groups in Jordan, established in February 2012 to coordinate prevention and response to child protection issues and gender-based violence (GBV) against children and adults affected by the crisis in Syria and who are living in camps, sites, and host communities.

It was conducted from December 2013 to March 2013 to obtain a more comprehensive understanding of the risks that Syrian refugee families – especially women and girls – face in Jordan, and to provide a deeper understanding of Syrian urban refugees’ knowledge, attitudes, and practices towards gender-based violence (GBV) against adults and children, including early marriage.