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Center for Human Rights Documentation & Research at Columbia University

Documenting sexualized violence in Syria

Alternate Title Women's Media Center's Women Under Siege
Creator Women Under Siege (Project); Women's Media Center
Organization Type Non-governmental organizations
Organization Based In United States
Geographic Focus Syria
Subjects Women -- Violence against; Women's rights; Human rights (General)
Summary "WMC's Women Under Siege is calling on women and men from Syria and those working with Syrian refugees to provide us with reports of sexualized violence as the crisis unfolds. We are relying on you to help us discover whether rape and sexual assault are widespread--such evidence can be used to aid the international community in grasping the urgency of what is happening in Syria, and can provide the base for potential future prosecutions. Our goal is to make these atrocities visible, and to gather evidence so that one day justice may be served."
Languages English