In refugee settlements in the Turkish cities of Mardin, Antkaya and Gaziantep — just 47 kilometers north of Aleppo, Syria — young Syrian girls aren't letting war, destruction and displacement crush their dreams.
Theirworld, an international children's charity, traveled across Turkey to visit schools in refugee settlements to uplift young girls, hone their own skills and spotlight their talents in a photo collection. The series was released on the International Day of the Girl, which was established by the United Nations to emphasize the importance of gender equality. It is celebrated every year on Oct. 11.
Meet a few of the girls from the photo series below.