Over 1 million Syrians have fled the horrors of violence to a neighboring country. Many of these refugees are living in makeshift settlements with only bare necessities for survival. Teen girls in these communities are at high risk of exploitation, and often languish awaiting freedom.
Our Work In The Middle East
Our Anti-trafficking 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 offered in child marriage.
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.