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The study looked at what challenges girls from refugee communities face in Jordan, and how participation in psychosocial sports programs help them cope with these challenges.One Syrian participant mentioned that she dropped out of school shortly after arriving in Jordan because she faced discrimination from both teachers and students because she was Syrian.Another 15-year-old participant mentioned that she dropped out of school to get married. Many girls from refugee communities in Jordan are also unable to play or have recreation time.Participant 1: The streets are not safe.Participant 2: Because there are boys in the streets.Overall, data indicate that psychosocial sport programming has a positive influence on refugee girls' well-being and resilience.As the average length of global refugee displacement approaches 20 years, it is critical that humanitarian and development interventions for refugee populations consider both the context-specific challenges that young women and girls face as well as creative solutions to alleviate such challenges.
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