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Syria Has a Massive Rape Crisis

One day in the fall of 2012, Syrian government troops brought a young Free Syrian Army soldier’s fiancée, sisters, mother, and female neighbors to the Syrian prison in which he was being held. One by one, he said, they were … Continue reading

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Syria women facing displacement, horror of war to give birth

TRIPOLI –  Syrian women waiting for prenatal care at a Lebanese clinic know their pregnancies may end prematurely due to stress and fear, and that they may be unable to provide for their babies. Many of the women are unable … Continue reading

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Syrian Rebels Say They Have Seized a Military Airfield and Its Warplanes

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Syrian insurgents seized control of a northern military airfield on Tuesday and captured usable warplanes for the first time in the nearly two-year-old conflict, according to rebels and activist groups. The development, if confirmed, would represent the … Continue reading

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Women’s participation in the uprising

Since the outbreak of protests for democratic reforms, women have been on the frontline, organizing demonstrations, strikes and all-women marches in solidarity with victims, calling for the release of family members and an end to state violence. Women protesters, like … Continue reading

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Aid Community Facing Challenges in Helping Abused Syrian Women, Girls

By: Larisa Epatko As Syrian refugees continue to pour out of the country, aid agencies are boosting their efforts to help women and girls who have experienced abuse. Syrians seeking a safer place to wait out the violent revolution in their … Continue reading

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Woman tells Brandeis students Assad soldiers raped her

An October 21 article, first published on Israeli news site YNet and subsequently translated into English for BrandeisNOW, a Brandeis University communications site, details the stories of two Syrian families who had recently taken refuge in the town of Ramtha, … Continue reading

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Suffering of Syrian Women; Strategies to Empower Women in Post-Assad

 Panel Discussion on: Suffering of Syrian Women in the Current Conflict and Strategies to Empower Women in Post-Assad The Syrian Expatriates Organization (SEO) held a panel discussion on the impact and ramifications of violence and human rights abuses against Syrian women in … Continue reading

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Man reports Republican Guards raped woman, killed men, in Douma apartment building

The following report was received via the crowdmap. A man signed the report but did not name the victim or leave a way to contact him. The original report is below, in Arabic: “This is a story of a 28-year-old … Continue reading

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Video: Women Rock the Syrian Revolution

Women in Syria want freedom, pluralism, democracy, and a civil state upholding equal human rights for all. Because of its shortness, this film only offers a tip-of-the-iceberg glimpse of women’s roles in the Syrian revolution, but gives you a sense … Continue reading

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Video: Call from Syrian Women Who are on Hunger Strike

The Syrian Asad regime who is using all kind of ammunation and heavy killing machines including fighter jet and tanks to silence the protests against his regime. The Asad regime and forces are killing childrens and rapping thier mothers, sisters … Continue reading

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