The Syrian Conflict and the Rise of Child Marriage

The United Nations’ Guidelines for Gender-based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Settings illustrate how armed conflict disrupts many of the institutions meant to keep order and protect the public. The Guidelines recognize how armed conflicts open the door to exponentially increased…

Twice as Many Girls as Boys Will Not Go To School

According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), about sixteen million girls from the ages of six to eleven will not have the chance to attend school. UNESCO says that about eight million boys, half the amount…

Cyclone Winston Leaves Fiji’s Children at Risk

After last week’s cyclone that ripped through Fiji, more than forty percent of children are at risk without safe drinking water, shelter, or electricity, according to UNICEF. Approximately 120,000 children fall under this statistic; the cyclone was the second strongest…

Educating Syrian Refugees in Turkey

As of November 2015, two-thirds of Syrian refugee children in Turkey are receiving no formal education, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW). Although Turkey has been generous in its efforts to accommodate refugees during this crisis, Turkey has struggled to ensure…