#Jordan

  • Article: After Changing Jordan's Rape Law, This Lawmaker Is Now Tackling Child Marriage

    After Changing Jordan's Rape Law, This Lawmaker Is Now Tackling Child Marriage

    Feb. 13, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Nearly 10,500 girls in Jordan were married before reaching their 18th birthdays in 2017. Read more

  • Article: Aid Workers Can Finally Give Vaccines in This Remote Syrian Camp

    Aid Workers Can Finally Give Vaccines in This Remote Syrian Camp

    Nov. 5, 2018|Voice of America

    Aid workers have never entered the 3-year-old Rukban Camp due to security concerns. Read more

  • Feature: These 4 Survivors Flip the Script on What It Means to Be a Refugee
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    These 4 Survivors Flip the Script on What It Means to Be a Refugee

    By Joe McCarthy|June 20, 2018

    The magic of language can unlock the potential of people. Read more

  • Article: Here’s How Many Refugees the US Has Accepted in 2018

    Here’s How Many Refugees the US Has Accepted in 2018

    By Chris Gelardi|April 26, 2018

    The US is on pace to resettle the fewest number of refugees in 40 years. Read more

  • Article: Child Marriage of Syrian Refugees in Jordan Has More Than Doubled in 3 Years

    Child Marriage of Syrian Refugees in Jordan Has More Than Doubled in 3 Years

    By Daniele Selby|April 18, 2018

    With few means to escape poverty, families are marrying off their daughters before they’re ready. Read more

  • Article: Drought in Israel Threatens Holy Land's Waters

    Drought in Israel Threatens Holy Land's Waters

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Olivia Kestin|Jan. 4, 2018

    Elsewhere in the world, water crises are affecting billions of people. Read more

  • Article: This Woman Opened a Gym So Women Can Defend Themselves. Now She's Trained Over 15,000

    This Woman Opened a Gym So Women Can Defend Themselves. Now She's Trained Over 15,000

    By Carlotta Mohamed|Oct. 24, 2017|CHIME FOR CHANGE

    In 2012, Lina Khalifeh opened the first women’s self-defense kickboxing studio in Jordan. Read more

  • Article: Over 500,000 Syrian Refugee Children Are Out of School

    Over 500,000 Syrian Refugee Children Are Out of School

    By Daniele Selby|Aug. 15, 2017

    The situation has improved, but more funding is needed to get every child into a classroom. Read more