Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Real War on Women: Syrian Child Bride Edition

"Local sources say the going rate for a bride is between 2,000 and 10,000 Jordanian dinars ($2,800/£1,635 to $14,000/£8,180) with another 1,000 ($1,400/£818) going to the broker."

"These guys from the Gulf know there are families in need here," said Amal, a refugee, and mother of four.

"They offer money to the family and the first thing they ask is 'do you have girls?'

"They like the young ones, around 14 and 15."