In this Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017 photo, bridal gowns and engagement dresses are displayed in a small shop in the Zaatari camp for Syrian refugees in northern Jordan. (AP Photo/Reem Saad)
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Jordan sees increase in Syrian child bridesMarried at 15 and divorced at 16, a Syrian teen says she regrets having said yes to a handsome suitor – a stranger who turned into an abusive husband. Yet the reasons that transformed her into a child bride have become more prevalent among Syrians who live in Jordanian exile because of a 6-year-old civil war back home. More families marry off daughters to ease the financial burden or say marriage is the way to protect the "honor" of girls seen as vulnerable outside their homeland.In 2015, brides between the ages of 13 and 17 made up almost 44 percent of all Syrian females in Jordan getting married that year, compared to 33 percent in 2010 .The figures on early marriage were drawn from Jordan's November 2015 census and compiled in a new study.The census counted 9.5 million people living in Jordan, including 2.9 non-Jordanians.The figures on early marriage include all Syrians in Jordan, not just registered refugees.The teen divorcee fled Syria's Deraa province in 2012, along with her parents and four siblings.
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