Development Marketplace 2016: Making sense of early marriage among Syrian refugee girls

Project Summary:

The research team for this study aimed to reduce the rates of child marriage among Syrian refugees by using Cognitive Edge’s SenseMaker and a participatory approach to assist communities in the self-identification of acceptable, feasible and sustain­able interventions that will enact change from within.

Country: Lebanon

Lead AgencyQueen's University at Kingston

Research Team: Susan Bartels, Colleen Davison, Nour Bakhache, Annie Bunting, and Saja Michael

Blog:
Making Sense of Child Marriage in Lebanon

Journal Articles:

Making sense of child, early and forced marriage among Syrian refugee girls: a mixed methods study in Lebanon 
Positive worry and negative hope: paradoxical perceptions of the experiences of Syrian refugee girls in Lebanon
A pilot study of family planning perspectives and practices among Syrian child brides in Lebanon
Implementation of a SenseMaker® research project among Syrian refugees in Lebanon

Report:

Caught in contradiction: making sense of child marriage among Syrian refugees in Lebanon

Podcast:
Why the World Marries 

Poster:
Making sense of early marriage among Syrian refugee girls