Women and Girls are Daily Raped and Killed In Syria.


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Women and Girls are Daily Raped and Killed In Syria and Iraq.

As you read this, in Syria and Iraq, and in Syria there are horrific levels of sexual violence taking place.

Women and girls are raped daily in Syria. Many are killed.

Women and girls are raped daily in Syria. Many are killed.

Rape is a significant and disturbing feature of the Syrian civil war. Syrians who fled from their country to Lebanon and other nations have identified rape as a primary reason their families left. Many women and girls relay accounts of being attacked in public or in their homes, primarily by armed men. Many more are silent survivors of rape.

Women and Girls are Daily Raped and Killed In Syria.

Women and Girls are Daily Raped and Killed In Syria.

These rapes, sometimes by multiple perpetrators, often occur in front of family members. Women and girls are kidnapped, raped, tortured and killed. Because of the stigma and social norms around the “dishonor” that rape brings to women and girls and their families, Syrian survivors rarely report their rape. Survivors fear retribution by their assailants, being killed by “shamed” family members, or in the case of girls, being married off at an early age to ‘safeguard their honour’.

Women and Girls are Daily Raped and Killed In Syria.

Women and Girls are Daily Raped and Killed In Syria.

For survivors who manage to flee to other countries, there is a shortage of medical and counselling services to help them recover in the communities where they have settled and even there, challenges continue. Many women and girls face unsafe conditions in refugee camps as well as elevated levels of domestic violence.

 

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