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Child bride prices soar among Syrians located in Jordanian exile

Child bride prices soar among Syrians located in Jordanian exile

MAFRAQ, JORDAN—Married at 15 and divorced at 16, a Syrian teenager states she regrets having said yes to a handsome suitor — a complete stranger whom converted into a husband that is abusive.

Yet the reasons that changed her into a young child bride are becoming more predominant among Syrians whom are now living in Jordanian exile due to a six-year-old civil war right back house. More families marry down daughters to help relieve the economic burden or say marriage could be the method to protect the “honour” of girls viewed as susceptible outside their homeland.

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