Photographers Capture The Sorrow And Pain Of Global Girls -- Child marriage kills. Religion encourages this violence by obsessing over female "virginity" and telling women we have no right to equality and must obey men. Also, Islam's Prophet Muhammad married a 6 year old as one of his wives. Their marriage was "consummated" when she was 9. And let's not forget what he said about FGM. No wonder many Muslims defend these forms of violence.
A Syrian teenage girl in Zataari. Rape sham marriages: the fears of Syria's women refugees. Thousands of Syrians fled to Jordan's Zataari refugee camp to escape violence at home. But now women children live in fear of kidnap, rape sham marriages in the camp meant to keep them safe. "3 girls in our camp were kidnapped," explains Israa Mohammed. "They raped them. Then they brought them back to the camp. The Jordanian guys, they come to harass Syrian girls from the age of 6 or 7."
A map of a Syrian refugee camp. This project aims to shine a light on the growing threat of sexual violence against Syrian women in the Al Zaatari Refugee Camp through the placement of solar-powered LED lights near the bathroom to decrease sexual assault of the camp's female population.
Written by Maria Holt, who writes an ethnographic study on violence as it pertains to Palestinian women in Lebanese refugee camps. She defines different types of violence as physical, political, cultural, and economic, and questions who has the power to define violence. Read a review here: https://login.ez-proxy.brooklyn.cuny.edu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.3751/68.4.4