2015 - Bekaa Valley (Lebanon): Child Marriage
Basma Al Matar.
She got married when she was only 11 years and she had a baby seven month ago.
Her husband doesn't want her to tell me her story. After she speaking with her husband she wanted to correct her age, she said she is 13 years old and then she said that she is 15 years old. The age of consent in Syria is 16, and in Lebanon varies between religious authorities, but not before 15 years of age.
She left Syria (Raqqa) three years ago without the family, she was stopped at the border because she lacked authorization from her father. Her parents were afraid of being kidnapped by ISIS.
She hasn’t had any news about her family for three months. In Syria her family’s home was destroyed. © Laura Aggio Caldon/phovea
Refugee Camp, Lebanon