Gender-based violence and child protection among Syrian refugees in Jordan, with a focus on early marriage: Inter-agency assessment / Gender-based violence and child protection among Syrian refugees in Jordan, with a focus on early marriage: Inter-agency assessment

Date: 1 January 2013

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Abstract (Original Language):

This assessment was conducted from December 2013 to March 2013 to obtain a more comprehensive understanding of the risks that Syrian refugee families – especially women and girls – face in Jordan, and to provide a deeper understanding of Syrian urban refugees’ knowledge, attitudes, and practices towards gender-based violence (GBV) against adults and children, including early marriage.2 While findings from this report may apply at the moment of its publication, it should be noted that some of the issues raised might have since been addressed. It was carried out with the participation of a range of community-based stakeholders in 11 of Jordan’s 12 governorates. The findings are based on data collected through three different tools: 1) a questionnaire distributed to 613 refugees residing outside of the Za’atari refugee camp; 2) focus group discussions (FGD) held in all regions so as to gain qualitative information about economic and physical security, major trends with regards to GBV and child protection issues, and information about quality and access to services; and 3) 45 in-depth interviews with key informants, community leaders and service providers from all regions, selected for their knowledge about the living conditions of the target population.

Country of Interest: Jordan Syria

Type: Reports

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