The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said that it has compiled a list of more than 28,000 women who have been killed across Syria since March 2011, mostly at the hands of the Assad regime and its allies.
In a report issued on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the Network said that the victims included 21,943 who were killed by the Assad regime and 1,579 others who were killed in attacks by the Russian forces. The rights group also said that 980 women were killed at the hands of ISIS, 82 at the hands of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, 254 by the PYD militia, and 960 others in attacks by the international anti-ISIS coalition. The report indicated that 2,607 women were killed by other armed forces.
The report indicated that at least 10,556 women are still in detention in Syria, of whom 8,474 are in the custody of the Assad regime. It also said that 44 women are still held by the Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, 866 by the PYD militia, and 896 by other armed groups. The Network also said that 276 women were detained by ISIS before its retreat and are still under enforced disappearance as of November 25, 2020.
Moreover, the Network said that at least 8,021 Syrian women were subjected to sexual abuse at the hands of the Assad regime, including nearly 879 incidents of abuses that took place inside detention centers, and at least 443 cases that were committed against girls under the age of 18.
The Network called on the international community to provide protection and assistance to the forcibly displaced women and children, reminding all countries of the world of their obligations to hold the regime accountable and put an end to its atrocious crimes against the Syrian people. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)