The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said that more than 27,000 women have been killed in Syria since the Syrian revolution begun in March 2011, mostly by the Assad regime.
In a report issued on Sunday on the occasion of the UN International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women, the Network said that it had compiled a list of the names of 27,226 women who have been killed since March 2011. It indicated that the figured included 11,889 girls and 15,337 adult females.
The report, titled “The Suffering of the Syrian Women; Tearing the Country Apart and Subverting Society,” indicated that the Assad regime killed 21,773 females, while Russian forces killed 1,231 others. The international coalition forces killed 926 females, while other parties killed 1,301 females.
According to the report, 922 women were killed by extremist groups, including 844 who were killed by ISIS and 78 others who were killed by Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham. The victims included 220 women who were killed by the PYD militia and 1,053 women who were killed by other parties.
According to the report, 89 women were killed under torture; 71 of whom were killed in the prisons of Assad regime, 14 by ISIS, two women by the PYD militia, and one by other militant groups.
The report urged European countries and the European Union to tighten the economic sanctions against Iran and Russia as they are the main backers of the regime. It also called for stepping up support for civil society organizations rehabilitating the victims and reintegrating them into society.
The Network called on the international anti-ISIS coalition forces to launch investigation into the killings against Syrian women, calling for ratcheting up pressure on the PYD militias to force it to stop the recruitment of female children and stop abductions and arrests of women and girls. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)