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‘Just Married’: How girls become wives

‘Just Married’: How girls become wives

In this edition of the ‘Just Married’ series, storyteller Félix Brassier explains why young girls Syrian girls in refugee camps, like the Ouzaii shelter in Saida, leave their studies and dreams and become wives and…
“Just Married”: Mervat’s Story

“Just Married”: Mervat’s Story

Continuing our comic series on early marriage, this month we learn about Mervat’s story through the incredible artwork and storytelling of Félix Brassier. Read all the comics in the series here. Since the beginning of…
‘Just Married’: Unborn Child

‘Just Married’: Unborn Child

The second comic in the series by Félix Brassier tells the story from the perspective of the unborn baby of a child bride. The unborn baby asks questions about the future. Born into a refugee camp to…
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…
‘Just Married’ : Fatima’s Story

‘Just Married’ : Fatima’s Story

Since the beginning of this year, we have been bringing you our stories we hear from the ground about the practice of child marriage. This started when our chairperson visited Lebanon last September and was…
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…
Child Marriage in the Refugee Community: ‘A desperate response born out of desperate circumstances’

Child Marriage in the Refugee Community: ‘A desperate response born out of desperate circumstances’

  In light of World Refugee Day, SB OverSeas had the opportunity to speak at the European Parliament on the increasing rise of child marriage in the refugee camps in Lebanon. The event was opened…
‘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…