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Syria ex-detainees allege ordeals of rape and sex abuse

The British government is expected to launch its plans to tackle the use of sexual violence in war at the UN later this week, with Foreign Secretary William Hague saying the perpetrators must not get away with using rape as … Continue reading

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Ex-pats describe sexual enslavement and torture of 15-year-old girl

A note uploaded to a personal Facebook page written by an engineer describes multiple instances of rape as gathered by a Syrian expatriate and her husband who traveled to Jordan to meet with rape survivors. The couple said they met … Continue reading

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Assad’s thugs are raping and impregnating women in Syria

By: Michael Weiss One of the least explored aspects of the Syrian regime’s repression is the raping of women. Various human rights monitors have documented cases of sexual violence perpetrated by Bashar al-Assad’s security forces against men, many of them young … Continue reading

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HRW reports sexual violence by pro-Assad forces in Syria

By: Dominique Soguel Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad are using sexual violence against men, women and children in detention and during raids in opposition strongholds, Human Rights Watch said in a report on Friday. “Sexual violence in detention … Continue reading

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Syrian forces use sexual violence against men, women, children: HRW

Government forces have used rape and other sexual violence against men, women and children during the Syrian uprising, Human Rights Watch said on Friday. The U.S.-based group said it had recorded 20 incidents from interviews inside and outside Syria with eight victims, … Continue reading

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The cartography of suffering: Women Under Siege maps sexualized violence in Syria

By: Lauren Wolfe When we hear about conflicts in foreign countries and imagine terrible acts, our thoughts don’t turn immediately to rape. We think of bombings and refugees and government suppression. If we think of sexualized violence at all, we … Continue reading

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Doctors report injuries, abortions, and surgery for raped women

A Syrian ex-pat in Washington told The Telegraph in an April 25, 2012, article that she is helping coordinate gynecological care for a group of women and girls, aged 11 to 46, who have been raped in Syria. Eleven women … Continue reading

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Father forced to watch shabiha rape his daughter in Homs

An April 25, 2012, article in The Telegraph reports the rapes of girls and women from 11 to 46 years old. In one case, a Syrian ex-pat activist describes the rape of a young girl by pro-Assad mercenaries called shabiha. … Continue reading

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Assad’s thugs are raping and impregnating women in Syria

By: Michael Weiss One of the least explored aspects of the Syrian regime’s repression is the raping of women. Various human rights monitors have documented cases of sexual violence perpetrated by Bashar al-Assad’s security forces against men, many of them young … Continue reading

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International women’s group begins mapping sexual violence in Syria

A women rights’ group is using new crowd-sourcing techniques to track rape and other sexual violence across Syria in one of the first efforts to monitor assaults against women during military conflict as it happens. The effort by the Women’s … Continue reading

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