The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) has stated that the earthquake that struck southern Türkiye and northwestern Syria has perpetuated the tragic conditions of women there, leaving no fewer than 35,000 women homeless.
In its annual report on the occasion of International Women’s Day, the Network documented no less than 16,298 women killed across Syria from March 2011 to March 2023, 11,957 of whom were killed at the hands of the Assad regime. The report pointed out that the regime was responsible for approximately 74% of extrajudicial killings.
The report indicated that 977 women were killed in Russian attacks, while ISIS killed 587, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham killed 79, and 658 women were killed at the hands of the International Coalition forces. Furthermore, 169 women were killed at the hands of the PYD militia.
The report stated that no fewer than 10,169 women were still under arrest or enforced disappearance, including 8,473 who were detained by the Assad regime, 255 by ISIS, 44 by Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, and 524 by the PYD terrorist militia.
The report also stated that it had recorded the death of no fewer than 113 women due to torture since March 2011. It noted that 94 of these women were killed by the Assad regime forces, 14 by ISIS, and one by the PYD militia.
Furthermore, the group said that the earthquake left at least 35,000 women inside Syria without shelter, while 1,524 women died in the earthquake, including 13 humanitarian workers, 22 medical workers, and one civil defense volunteer.
The rights group called on the international community and the UN Security Council to ensure the protection and assistance for the forcibly displaced women. Additionally, it urged the international community to take all possible legal, political, and financial measures against the Assad regime and its allies and all perpetrators of gender-based violations in Syria.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)