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Girls At Risk

The Covid-19 pandemic has sharply set back girls’ hopes for education. This is especially true for girls who are low-income, internally displaced or refugees. A wave of child marriages, teenage pregnancies, domestic violence and lack of access to the Internet is ending many girls’ chances of getting even a basic education. Al-Fanar Media usually focuses on higher education. But we also need to point to the barriers the disadvantaged face in reaching the university gates. In this case, the disadvantaged are half of the regional population. In our Girls at Risk editorial series, we will highlight the barriers girls face in graphics, interviews, and articles.
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Arab Girls Often Lack Access to a Key Educational Tool: Mobile Phones

Jabeen Bhatti | 01 Dec 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the gender gap that girls face in getting access to mobile phones, which are now often essential to accessing education.

Coronavirus Gender Inequality Refugees Schools Students

A Conversation About the Situation of Syrian Refugee Girls in Lebanon

Jabeen Bhatti | 24 Nov 2020

Nawal Mdallaly, the founder of an organization that works with Syrian refugees in Lebanon, describes how Covid-19 has intensified the difficult situation that young Syrian girls face in that country.

Gender Human Rights Inequality Schools Students

Somalian and Sudanese Girls’ Lives Were Difficult Enough. They’re Getting Worse.

Jabeen Bhatti | 18 Nov 2020

In Somalia, Sudan, and regions of Ethiopia that host refugees from those countries, girls face a harsh life that often keeps them out of schools. The pandemic has made things worse.

Coronavirus Gender Inequality Refugees Schools Students Technology & Online Learning

In Iraq, War and Marriage Are Frequent Obstacles to Education

Jabeen Bhatti | 12 Nov 2020

The pandemic is just one additional obstacle that is preventing girls from getting an education in a country with a chaotic and conflict-ridden recent history.

Gender Health & Medicine Schools Students

The Lessons of Ebola: 2014 Epidemic Drove Many Girls Out of School Permanently

Jabeen Bhatti | 11 Nov 2020

The Ebola epidemic’s effects on education for girls in two African countries may help aid workers predict the effects of the current coronavirus pandemic in Arab countries today.

Coronavirus Gender Human Rights Inequality

Pandemic May Reverse a Quarter Century of Arab-World Progress on Child Marriage

Jabeen Bhatti | 04 Nov 2020

Child marriage rates improved in the Middle East and North Africa over a 25-year period, but those gains could now be undermined.

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Pandemic Will Force Thousands of Refugee Girls to Become Brides Instead of Students

Jabeen Bhatti | 28 Oct 2020

The number of refugee girls in the Middle East able to complete school and advance to higher education is certain to drop sharply, those who track the issue say.

Data & Surveys Gender Human Rights Refugees

Where Syrian Girls Are Marrying Early

Jabeen Bhatti | 28 Oct 2020

A country-by-country breakdown of child marriage among displaced and refugee Syrian girls.

Gender Human Rights Refugees

Why Families Choose Marriage Over School for Their Daughters

Jabeen Bhatti | 28 Oct 2020

Increasing economic hardship, lingering cultural norms and other factors are driving many families to marry off their daughters.

Gender Human Rights Refugees

Missing Students: The Stories of 3 Child Brides

Jabeen Bhatti, Rasha Faek, Riham Alkousaa | 28 Oct 2020

Millions of girls in the Arab world end up as child brides: Some are forced to marry by their parents, for money or protection or due to cultural expectations; others want to escape poverty or an abusive home. All of them regret leaving school.




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