ABOUT OUR WORK IN

The Middle East

Issues Facing Women and Girls in The Middle East

VIOLENCE

Over 1 million Syrians have fled the horrors of violence to a neighboring country.

EXPLOITATION

Teen girls in these communities are at high risk of exploitation, and often languish awaiting freedom.

POVERTY

Child marriage is a form of human trafficking and is “a violation of their human rights.”

ANTI-TRAFFICKING

Our work for Syrian Refugee Girls provides a safe place just for girls where they can learn skills that will make them safe as they encounter the love of Christ. Girls learn about abuse and trafficking prevention and see their true value.

Through our work, Syrian refugee girls are equipped with vocational training and leadership skills that help them become self-sustaining and prevent them from being taken in child marriage.

FROM THE FIELD

She Sees Her
True Value

Ishtar’s family and over 1 million other Syrians fled to a nearby country. Going outside of her family tent is dangerous for a girl like Ishtar. She could be shamed, assaulted or kidnapped. Men come to her family with offers of marriage, even though she is still a child. But her mother has already learned that there are alternatives for her future.

Ishtar is learning her true value, and that she can build the skills that will keep her free from being forced to lose her childhood.

Even in a refugee camp, Ishtar is building a life of freedom and faith.

You can rescue her from a life of slavery.

RESCUE ONE