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The Struggles of Refugee Women

July 17, 2020

The life of a refugee is hard, but for a female refugee, it is even harder. Refugee women have experienced violence and war that have forced them to flee their homes.  They often experience more violence on their way to safety and even in refugee camps. Eighty percent of refugee women live in fear of abuse.

In Jordan, four out of five refugees live below the poverty line. Women are more likely to be affected by this. This kind of economic instability leads many families to consider marrying off their daughters, sometimes forcing them into child marriages. And in many cases, girls married before the age of eighteen are more likely to drop out of school, experience gender-based violence, and face significant health concerns.

The American Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East provides assistance and restores hope to those who are seeking to rebuild their lives after fleeing persecution, war, and displacement.  The Foundation also seeks to advance the rights of women, children, and religious minorities.  Among other outreaches for female refugees, American FRRME has constructed an all-girls school in one of the refugee camps in Kurdistan and supports a program to teach work skills to women in northern Iraq, enabling them to become economically self-sufficient.

American FRRME is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that promotes reconciliation, provides relief efforts, advances human rights, and seeks an end to sectarian violence in the Middle East.

To make a donation to American FRRME, please visit https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/frrmeamerica?code=FR3WM1703

 

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