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Many refugee women and children in Jordan are currently facing disproportionate restrictions in comparison to their male counterparts. A large number of women are barred from the workforce, pressured into marriage, and cannot leave their camps. As a result, women are twice as likely as men to suffer health complications from a lack of exercise. There are also psychological issues that are largely untreated: more than half of refugee children suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).


Reclaim Childhood was founded to empower vulnerable refugee women and children and develop communities through football. The organisation provides after-school programming for girls twice a week, runs a summer camp for girls aged 8-18, and organises a teen leadership programme, where girls receive mentorship on topics ranging from leadership, to nutrition, and conflict resolution.


Additionally, Reclaim Childhood provides safe spaces for host Jordanians to interact with refugees and foster cross-cultural dialogue.

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