Sexual and Gender-based Violence in the Syrian Arab Republic | UN OHCHR

March 8, 2018 — Research, Analysis, Report, Study

2018 Conference room paper of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic, UN Human Rights Council A-HRC-37-CRP.3.


Sexual and gender-based violence against women, girls, men, and boys has been a persistent issue in Syria since the uprising in 2011. Parties to the conflict resort to sexual violence as a tool to instil fear, humiliate and punish.

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