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UN: Over 145,000 Syrian Refugee Families Headed By Mothers Who Are 'Struggling Alone'

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 07.08.2014 | Impact

GENEVA (AP) — More than 145,000 Syrian refugee families in Egypt, Lebanon, Iraq and Jordan are headed by women who are the sole caregivers and face ...

Syrian Refugees Struggle To Protect Daughters From Exploitation

GlobalPost | Hillary Margolis | Posted 08.08.2013 | World

AMMAN, Jordan— When I met them in early June, Abu Nizar, his wife and their three daughters — aged 22, 18 and 14 — were perched on threadbare ma...

Mapping Syria's Rape Crisis

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 04.03.2013 | 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...

LOOK: Assad's All-Female Soldiers

Agence France Presse | Sammy Ketz | Posted 03.27.2013 | World

At 40 years of age, Abir Ramadan joined the all-female unit of Syria's new paramilitary force, pledging loyalty to Bashar al-Assad in the armed strugg...

Thousands Of Women Block Highway In Syrian Protests

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 06.13.2011 | World

BEIRUT — Women, children and students took to the streets in Syria on Wednesday, lending their voices to a monthlong uprising that President Bas...