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Syria Rape

Five Years on, We Must Focus on the Victims of Syria's Atrocities

David Crane | Posted 03.14.2016 | World
David Crane

While peace and post-conflict efforts are in their infant stages, the international community must begin thinking about redress for Syrian civilians when the fighting ends. The people of Syria must not feel that they are alone in their suffering, and it is incumbent on those who value the rule of law to stand up and pledge that some day justice will be done. After all, noncombatants in this conflict have endured some of the most horrific atrocities the civilized world has ever witnessed.

HORROR: Syrian Children Raped, Given Electric Shocks To Genitals

Reuters | Posted 04.06.2014 | World

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Western-backed opposition groups in Syria are recruiting refugee children in nei...

Mapping Syria's Rape Crisis

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 02.08.2015 | World

As the brutal war in Syria rages on, relief organizations have warned that sexual violence has become a "significant and disturbing feature" of the co...

Rape Used As Weapon Against Syrian Children

Reuters | Posted 05.13.2013 | World

By Oliver Holmes BEIRUT, March 13 (Reuters) - A boy of 12 sees his best friend shot through the heart. Another of 15 is held in a cell...

Strategically Change Tactics -- Document Rape as a War Crime

Mehrunisa Qayyum | Posted 02.11.2013 | World
Mehrunisa Qayyum

Treating rape as a war crime is not just a human rights concern; its documentation means that Syrian civil society will take on the 'weapon of war' by owning the the process of accountability.

HORROR: 'He Inserted A Rat In Her Vagina'

The Huffington Post | Cosima Ungaro | Posted 09.27.2012 | World

"He inserted a rat in her vagina. She was screaming. Afterwards we saw blood on the floor. He told her: 'Is this good enough for you?' They were mocki...

In Search Of The Rape Victims Among The Syrian Refugees

Time | Posted 08.20.2011 | World

Everybody, it seemed, had heard the stories, and could relay the same horrific details about Syrian soldiers allegedly raping women and girls with cru...