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.
Child marriage rates improved in the Middle East and North Africa over a 25-year period, but those gains could now be undermined.
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.
A country-by-country breakdown of child marriage among displaced and refugee Syrian girls.
Increasing economic hardship, lingering cultural norms and other factors are driving many families to marry off their daughters.
Four scholars of gender and women’s studies reflect on the challenges of teaching gender politics in the Middle East and North Africa.
Vocational schools teach practical skills and enroll many disadvantaged students—a combination that’s difficult to adapt to online learning.
Scores of educational, arts and cultural organizations saw their facilities damaged or destroyed in the August 4 port explosion.
The threat of toxic dust is just one facet of the mammoth task of restoring Beirut after the port blast. Teams of academics have formed to coordinate recovery efforts.