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Rahaf: I Was Forced to Marry My Brother-in-Law After My Sister’s Death

“Two years and five months have passed since my sister Raghad died. She died immediately after delivering her baby. She was only 14 years old,” said Rahaf, a Yemeni girl, “I was three years younger, yet my father decided to marry me to my 50-year-old brother-in-law to let me take care of my newborn nephew. Thus, I got married although I opposed the idea.”…

Raghad’s Story: From Wedding to Grave

Shedding tears for her poor child, who passed away immediately after delivering her baby, Raghad’s mother never expected that her little girl’s marriage would end like this. “I wish she had realized my anger and quarrels with her father before that marriage,” said the grieving mother.

The Journey of Farah to Continue Her Education

After Farah’s injury, surgeons did their best to restore the severed part of her leg. However, this left her with a shorter leg, which became an obstacle to her movement….

“Teach Me Well So I Can Get Rid of Poverty”: Teaching Arabic is a Way to Improve Children’s Future

I will tell you a little story of a 10-year-old girl named Layla. Layla is a daughter of a middle-to-low-income family from a developing Middle Eastern country….

“Stolen Childhood: The Victims of “Legalized” Child Marriage in the Arab World”

Feeling helpless with tears pouring down her face, an Iraqi mother held her mobile phone and went live addressing the audience on social media, begging everyone to help her in her ordeal….

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The Empty School Desk

October 20 would have been a normal day; Omar and Ali got dressed, carried on their school backpacks, and left their home in Ariha, a town in Idlib countryside, starting their journey to school.