They fled in search of safety and shelter, but they just found fear.
The Zaatari Refugee Camp on the border of Jordan houses some 100,000 refugees. It is not safe for women.
Women are preyed on by men roaming freely around the camp. Rampant abuse goes mostly unreported.
Girls, even as young as six are unsafe. Rape and kidnapping common.
Men come from Saudi and other Gulf States. They offering charity but return to demand a wife
They offer around 60 dinah (around $US85) for female children. “What do they see us as? A marketplace for selling- like sheep?” says one distressed father.
“Pleasure marriages” are are common – where a religious requirement of marriage is conducted but “Women are effectively bought for sex”.
These marriages last weeks, often days, being nothing more than sanctioned sex slavery.
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