Social life

The Devastating End Of Childhood

Suffering Makes Us Resilient

chapter 1

Home Sweet Home

ā€œI grew up in London, and although the political and religious tensions that my parents had fled continued to exist in our new home, they strives to make the most of their new lives. We were all very fortunate to be able to find a safe and stable home, and I was able to learn and grow in a very different environment than the one in which I had been born. Iā€™m one of the refugees children who migrated with their parents to the United Kingdom in 1998. My parents were fleeing political and religious persecution, and they hoped to find a better life in the UK.

It was a difficult journey, but they were determined to make the best of their new home. We were raised in a family where women and girls are treated unfairly and oppressed. A six-year-old girl can be killed by our parents if she rebels and breaks the rules of her community. This often happens when the girl exhibits signs of being defiant or disobedient. Parents may use physical violence, threats, or isolation to control their daughter. If the girl is caught breaking rules, she may be punished with a beating.


Excerpt From

Child Marriage – The Devastating End Of Childhood

Malak El Siblani

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