New Report Details Clear Patterns of Sexual Crimes in Syria


The Syria Justice and Accountability Center (SJAC), a small Washington DC-based NGO, released its latest report analyzing patterns of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in Syria based on 56 first-hand interviews it conducted with survivors in Syria and neighboring countries. The first-hand evidence in the report, unlike much of the material collected since the Syrian conflict began in 2011, can be used in criminal investigations and prosecutions.

The SJAC report identifies and analyses 56 survivor accounts, presenting evidence of SGBV crimes occurring in state-controlled detention centers, at private homes subjected to house raids, and at government checkpoints. The report describes SGBV crimes against men, women, and children, both boys and girls, that occurred in Syria between 2012 and 2017, including rape, other forms of sexual violence, the threat of rape or sexual violence, sexual harassment, torture of sexual organs, and lack of access to reproductive care in detention.

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