Tag Archives: Women Under Siege

Activist tells NOW Lebanon regime forces detained and raped him

In an article published on August 17, 2012, Beirut-based news site NOW Lebanon interviewed a male Syrian activist who calls himself “Shero.” He said Syrian regime forces had raped him and a male friend. Both men were activists working with … Continue reading

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Syrian-American tells UN of cultural reasons why rape in Syria may be underreported

Good afternoon. I would like to thank you for this opportunity to humbly allow me to give the Syrian women a voice in the ongoing conflict. Since the uprising began in March 2011, the security situation in Syria has been … Continue reading

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Captured Shabiha Assad Loyalist in Detention Center Admits to Rape and Murder

A July 14 story in The Telegraph (UK) included confessions of rape and murder from an Assad supporter, as well as the claim that he received a salary of 30,000 Syrian pounds (US$466) each month to act indiscriminately, with a … Continue reading

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Male Detainee Reports Being Penetrated with a Stick

A Human Rights Watch report issued on July 3, 2012, documents cases of torture used in Syrian detention centers since March 2011. The cases were ascertained through face-to-face interviews with the former detainees. Halim, 31, was detained on August 8, … Continue reading

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Cat and mouse: Syrian activists play a dangerous game on the Web

By: Lauren Wolfe A chat pops up. Lines start pouring in to tell me that a group of men led two young girls into a van. There is little detail after that, the chat reveals, but not before I need … Continue reading

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Lost in a life outside Syria

By: Lauren Wolfe I met photojournalist Matilde Gattoni very recently on Facebook, which is to say we haven’t actually met in person. Even so, she’s already made an impression on me. Her work has a way of highlighting humanity—literally in … Continue reading

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Walking the tightrope that is reporting rape in Syria

By: Lauren Wolfe and Jackie Blachman-Forshay On May 19, Sen. Joseph Lieberman wrote a piece in The Washington Post exhorting the U.S. to “step up” efforts to provide the Syrian resistance with the “means to defend themselves against Assad.” Among … Continue reading

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Former soldier says he raped women in custody

A YouTube video uploaded on May 27, 2012, shows a man who identifies himself as Mohammad, a former Syrian soldier, detailing his service in Aleppo as a part of the public order brigade. He says his responsibilities included stopping university … Continue reading

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Syrian uprising: Imam tells rape victims they deserve to be honored

By: Elizabeth Flock Women Under Siege, a group that documents rape and other forms of sexual violence as a weapon of war, launched a crowd-sourced initiative today to map instances of rape in Syria. As the group gathered reports, director Lauren … Continue reading

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

By: Lauren Wolfe And Catherine M. Mullaly 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 … Continue reading

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