War and Revolution in the Middle East: Syrian Refugees' Young Brides: webbrides011

Bara'ah, 17, a Syrian refugee from Ghouta, in the Damascus suburbs, poses for a portrait six months pregnant in the room where she and her husband live in Zarqa, Jordan, August 23, 2014.  Bara'ah was married when she was fifteen, and is having her first child imminently. Noor, age unknown (roughly 16), prepares for her wedding that day in a beauty salon in the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, August 25, 2014.While marriage under the age of eighteen is a common Syrian tradition, more and more Syrian girls are marrying at a younger age because of the insecurity of the war, and because many families feel the girls in their family may be sexually harassed if they are not under the care of a husband.

Bara'ah, 17, a Syrian refugee from Ghouta, in the Damascus suburbs, poses for a portrait six months pregnant in the room where she and her husband live in Zarqa, Jordan, August 23, 2014. Bara'ah was married when she was fifteen, and is having her first child imminently.  

Noor, age unknown (roughly 16), prepares for her wedding that day in a beauty salon in the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, August 25, 2014. 

While marriage under the age of eighteen is a common Syrian tradition, more and more Syrian girls are marrying at a younger age because of the insecurity of the war, and because many families feel the girls in their family may be sexually harassed if they are not under the care of a husband.