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‘Just Married’ Amara’s Story

‘Just Married’ Amara’s Story

Amara lives in the Saida shelter in Lebanon and she was a star student in SB OverSeas’ classes, until she no longer could come to school. She got married, pregnant, had a miscarriage and got…
‘Just Married’: Aisha’s Story

‘Just Married’: Aisha’s Story

Continuing our comic series on early marriage, this month we learn about Aisha’s story through the incredible artwork and storytelling of Félix Brassier. Aisha finds herself in Lebanon after fleeing the war in Syria and…
The Ripple Effect of a Kenyan Girl’s Lament: an Interview with S&D MEP Linda McAvan

The Ripple Effect of a Kenyan Girl’s Lament: an Interview with S&D MEP Linda McAvan

This week, SB OverSeas’ Maria Rosales stepped out of her role as volunteer coordinator for Brussels and Lebanon and into the role of interviewer. She spoke to S&D MEP Linda McAvan from the UK about advocating for…
International Day of the Girl: Mervat’s Story

International Day of the Girl: Mervat’s Story

To mark International Day of the Girl, 11th October 2018, we wanted to draw attention to one of our teachers who was married young and following the outbreak of the Syrian conflict, found herself in…
Life at Thirteen Years Old – A future stolen

Life at Thirteen Years Old – A future stolen

Written by Nile Watson-Batista, a volunteer in Lebanon, with the help of SB staff. Amara was the girl in the front row of every class, hand always raised begging to answer the teacher’s question. She had little…
The Chief’s Daughter

The Chief’s Daughter

Written by Kevin Charbel, Project Manager in Saida, Lebanon   I still see her sometimes, walking through the maze of corridors in the shelter she lives in. Our eyes will meet for the briefest of…
‘Let’s make sure that girls can be girls and not brides’ – #EDD18

‘Let’s make sure that girls can be girls and not brides’ – #EDD18

Yesterday, marked the closing of the 12th European Development Days (EDDs). This conference attracts over 8,000 participants from over 140 different countries. The two-day conference focused on gender equality and the empowerment and engagement of women in…
A lost childhood – Syrian refugees in Lebanon

A lost childhood – Syrian refugees in Lebanon

Written by Jade-Leigh Tenwick, Communications and Development Officer at SB OverSeas  This article tells the story of Ream, an eighteen year old who attends one of our SB OverSeas centre. SB OverSeas has three centres…
A child separated from her child

A child separated from her child

Article written by Jade-Leigh Tenwick, Communications and Development Officer at SB OverSeas At twelve years old, Yosser was asked for her hand in marriage. Her life had been normal up until the disruption caused by…
No choice left for a girl but to marry…

No choice left for a girl but to marry…

No one escapes war unchanged. Who can lose the past and the future at once without bearing a scar? The young and old are marked, though for most, these marks take invisible forms. Nadine wishes…