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'I do...I'm done': Divorce spikes among Syrian refugee women in Germany

The transition to their new lives in Germany has led some Syrian women to end their marriages away from the prying eyes of their home communities.
A young woman from Syria (seated) reacts to a mild electric current in the gloves she is wearing that is meant to simulate the effect of Parkinson's disease at a jobs fair for refugees that promotes training programs and jobs in the caregiving and health care industries on January 14, 2019 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

KREUZBERG — For the past 18 months Hiba, a Syrian refugee in Germany, had been trying to divorce her husband with not much luck. To her surprise, in November, he finally agreed. Few days later, he married his new wife.

Hiba found out through her family.

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