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Lebanon

UNHCR

The stairwell is the only place they could find with enough space and seclusion for them to study - just one example of their determination to overcome the odds and achieve academic success.

Child marriage
UNFPA

Standing several inches shy of her middle-aged groom’s shoulder, the 12-year-old bride, outfitted in a child-size white wedding gown and veil, stiffly clutches a small bouquet, as a photographer snaps the newlyweds' photo and the sun begins to set over a picturesque waterfront walkway in Beirut.