Policy brief: Sexual Violence by Force of Arms Against Women in Syria: A Tool of Political Repression, Social Dismantling and Impoverishment of Women and Communities

20 October 2020

It comes as a great pleasure to us to share with you the following policy paper on “Sexual Violence by Force of Arms Against Women in Syria: A Tool of Political Repression, Social Dismantling and Impoverishment of Women and Communities”.

The paper aims to present a feminist approach based on a gendered analysis of sexual violence crimes in Syria. This paper is a product of collaboration between ‘Dawlaty’ and ‘Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)’, as well as extensive and continuous coordination with Syrian feminist and women-led partner organisations working in Syria and in neighbouring countries to achieve justice within society. Those organisations are ‘Damma’, ‘Release Me’, ‘Start Point’, ‘Syrian Survivors’, ‘Nophotozone’, ‘Zenobia’, as well as ‘Women Now for Development’

Download the Policy brief in English: Sexual Violence by Force of Arms Against Women in Syria: A Tool of Political Repression, Social Dismantling and Impoverishment of Women and Communities.

Download the Policy brief in Arabic: Sexual Violence by Force of Arms Against Women in Syria: A Tool of Political Repression, Social Dismantling and Impoverishment of Women and Communities.