Reports by human rights groups revealed that women and children have been the most affected by the onslaught the Assad regime and Russia have launched in the ‘de-escalation zone’ in northwestern Syria since April 26.
The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) on Wednesday issued a report detailing the violations against women in the Idlib and rural f Hama as a result of the ongoing military campaign. It said that at least 82 women have been killed and 253 others injured in the region since April 26.
The report indicated that at least 58,000 women have been displaced from their homes in the reporting period, adding that no fewer than 33 medical centers were targeted by the bombardment, including four ones dedicated to women and children.
In a report it published on March 8 on the occasion of the International Women’s Day, the Network said that the Assad regime forces and its allied militias have killed more than 21,609 women, including 9,901 children since March 2011. It noted that the figure represents about 78 percent of the total number of deaths among women since the beginning of the revolution in Syria in 2011.
The Network added that a total of 27,000 women have been killed in Syria since March 2011. It stressed the importance of issuing a binding resolution on the fundamental rights of women to protect them from the indiscriminate killing and all other types of violations.
The monitoring group pointed out that the scale of suffering Syrian women are going through has not been seen in any other country anywhere in the world, noting that violence against Syrian women is ever worsening and described it as systematic at the hands of the main parties to the conflict, especially the Assad regime and its allies.
Rights organizations called on the European Union to tighten the economic sanctions against backers of the Assad regime, particularly Iran and Russia, and to provide all possible assistance to civil society organizations to rehabilitate the victims and reintegrate them into society. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)