The Association of the Free Syrian Media Support on Tuesday called for the launch of a media campaign under the title “Survivors or Not Yet” to draw the awareness of the media in particular and society in general to the plight of female ex-detainees as well as to secure support for women who spent time in the prisons of the Assad regime.
The campaign aims to shed light on the plight of the female ex-detainees after their release and on the various social, economic and psychological suffering they go through. These women are usually not accepted back into society given the gross physical and sexual abuse they suffered while in detention.
The media campaign will be launched on April 15 and will continue until the end of May. Journalists, human rights activists and other civil society organizations will take part in the campaign.
According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, there are currently more than 7,721 women in the prisoners in the Assad regime. Other organizations said that the Assad regime is using “sexual violence and rape as weapon of warfare.”
The Association was founded in Paris to spread the truth in Syria and around the world. It assists Syrian journalists in obtaining jobs and aims to establish free, professional media platforms inside Syria. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)