Hiba* and Rama* are two normal sisters. They chat, they talk over one another, they laugh at each other. But they’re also refugees. They’re activists. Oh, and they’re rappers.
“We are children who stand against child marriage,” Hiba and Rama flow in unison. “We will fight the world to stop it.”
CHANGING PEOPLE’S MINDS
These two talented Syrian sisters are already changing attitudes in Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan, where they’ve lived for six years.
“I think that many grown-ups believe in child marriage,” says Hiba, who’s 17.
“And after many attempts to change their views, some were convinced. Their mindsets have changed.”
The sisters may both seem confident and outspoken now, but it hasn’t always been this way.
When the family first arrived from Syria, Rama was really struggling. Her arm had been badly injured in an explosion and she felt like she had no future.
Hiba helped Rama find fresh hope through writing and rap music.
“I keep telling her that we will achieve great things and the world will know about us,” she says.