Special Representative of the British Prime Minister for the prevention of sexual violence Joyce Enlai calls for stopping violence in Syria, particularly against women, and stresses that this will not happen without removing the root cause of violence, namely the Assad regime.
In a meeting with members of the Syrian Coalition in Istanbul, Enlai explained that women and children are the most vulnerable groups in Assad’s war on the Syrian people.
Vice-President of the Syrian Coalition Nagham al-Ghadiri emphasized that making peace and stopping violence entails stopping violence against women and preserving their dignity. It also requires accelerating the political process and ending Assad’s rule.
Ghadiri points out that the Assad regime incarcerates many Syrian women who are subjected to torture and rape.
The Syrian Network for Human Rights said that over 2,850 women are still detained in Assad’s prisons, including 120 girls under the age of 18. It confirmed that at least 19 women have been killed by torture.
Photos and videos leaked from the Assad regime’s prisons shown women being severely tortured, sometimes to death. Some of these photos were leaked by the defected military photographer codenamed Caesar, who managed to smuggle 55,000 photos of 11,000 detainees killed under torture. Among them is the photo of Rehab Allawi, a woman who was tortured to death. (Source: Syrian Coalition)