Crimes against women and girls not only reveal a social crisis, but also lay bare the shortcomings of Syrian law and uneven legal systems in different areas of control.
Social views and media portrayals of disabled women do not reflect their diverse lived realities, writes Syrian journalist and feminist activist Raghda al-Shamiya.
Eleven years on, funding for Syria is stagnating while needs grow. Women are among those most affected by funding gaps in the health sector.
Until justice is achieved, Syrian women continue their battle through documentation, says Mashaan, as it takes on legal significance “in accountability, and human significance in preserving memory.”
Families displaced to Idlib struggle to find stability amidst a severe housing shortage and exploitation by landlords and rental offices.
Women’s presence and role over the past decade reflect the course of the revolution: the militarization, emergence of separated areas controlled by different international, regional and local actors, as well as the rise of extremist groups such as ISIS and HTS.
Since 2011, Syrian refugees poured into Jordan and the vast majority of them arrived without identification papers, especially widows who lost their husbands in the war or whose husbands were among the scores of missing and forcibly disappeared. Without these papers, widows face intense legal challenges.
After almost three months in detention by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), media activist and humanitarian worker Nour al-Shalo was released on Monday.
Women in northwest Syria face unique challenges in accessing reproductive and maternal healthcare.
Syrian refugees have been hit hard by the economic repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic in Jordan.