ABOUT OUR WORK IN
The Middle East
Issues Facing Women and Girls in The Middle East
Over 1 million Syrians have fled the horrors of violence to a neighboring country.
Teen girls in these communities are at high risk of exploitation, and often languish awaiting freedom.
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
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.