The Political Science Institute of Saint Joseph University which I’m an alumni of, Has prepared a survey about Child marriage in Lebanon.
The field survey answers have been compared to UNHCR sources and the Ministry of Interior sources.
The final research paper show high number of child marriage and the need to work on a sustainable plan of Education for children and their parents.
The aim of the research paper is:
1- Measure the numbers of Child marriages in Lebanon and for the Syrian refugees communities living in Lebanon.
2- Estimate the progress of child marriage throughout the years.
3- Identify whether the child marriage increased for the Syrian refugee communities after the Syrian Crisis.
4- Identification of the main factors that increase child marriage.
below is a table showing the number of child marriage by Confessions / Sects in Lebanon :
Numbers of Child Marriage by Sects source ISP Research 2015
Moreover the reasons for child marriage have been consolidated by the Field Survey prepared by ISP and done by its students with Lebanese and Syrian refugees
below is an illustration taken from the report that explains what are the most important factors that facilitate child marriages:
source ISP survey page 31
To read the full research and download the survey results kindly click on this link : Link to survey/research French
it is worth noting that 2 of my students had participated in the Field Survey Nour Makhlouf and Ines Zaky, their are brilliant!
To see the video created that covers how the survey was prepared and how the questionnaires were filled in ALL Lebanese regions:
For those who are interested in joining forces and mobilise against child marriage in Lebanon,
here are some readings and sources about the subject :
1- My previous post of February 1 2014 related to Child Marriage: Join the Movement to end Child Marriage in Lebanon (French)
2-My previous post of January 25 2014 related to child bride : Early marriages in Lebanon who helps the bride child ? (English)
3- The article of Layal Timani in the Legal Agenda of 1 February 2014 (Arabic)
زواج القاصرات بين الفتاوى الشرعية والقانون! “سندريلا” تقع فريسة احلامها
4- The article of Nermine Sibai in the Legal Agenda (Arabic)
قضاة الأحداث في لبنان يرسمون حدود الحماية: صلاحيات المحاكم الشرعية والرواسب الاجتماعية الرجعية
5- The article of Ana Maria Luca in NOW Lebanon of 30102013 : Lebanon’s child brides (English)
6- The short video created by NCLW, IWSAW and LAU to shed lights on the terrific consequences of child Marriage in Lebanon: Campaign against child bride : Early marriages In Lebanon (Arabic with english subtitles)
7- Draft Law aiming at protecting Children from early marriages presented to the Parliament in Lebanon , September 30 2014, Chemaly Rita
8- Penal Code in Lebanon too lose in protecting minors from Marriage and Exploitation , June 18 2014 , Chemaly Rita
9- Join the Movement to end Child Marriage in Lebanon, February 1 2014, Chemaly Rita
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