Syria: Brides for Sale, short documentary for Channel 4 News, Katalyst Productions, 2013.

This short investigative documentary exposed the plight of Syrian refugee women & girls who were sexually exploited, raped, trafficked and forced into child marriage in the world’s second largest refugee camp - Zaatari in Jordan.  The growing crisis of the Syrian civil war resulted in an influx of Syrian refugees across the border to Jordan - and aid agencies such as UNHCR and UNICEF struggled to cope.

The film was also sold & broadcast on Germany’s ZDF “Ausland Journal” programme and has had over 2.5 million views on YouTube.

Filmed, Directed & Produced by Sharron Ward in Jordan, Reporter: Jackie Long, Edited by Agnieszka Liggett, Executive Producer: Job Rabkin for Channel 4 News, UK. Duration: 10 mins.

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The film was longlisted for a One World Media Award, 2014.  It was part of ITN's "Syria's Descent" series which was Awarded the International Emmy for News in September 2014

Sharron Ward

Syria: Brides for Sale has had a phenomenal impact on social media - with over 2.8 million views on YouTube alone.