Situation Report on Violence Against Women

When Syrian men and women took to the streets in early 2011 in peaceful demonstrations to call for democratic reforms, the authorities responded with mounting repression, including arbitrary detentions, enforced disappearances and torture. Six years later, the number of people detained by government forces was more than 106,727, according to the Syrian Network for Human Rights’ figures, and 85175 according to Urnammu. The Violations Documentation Center in Syria also documented 66916 cases, including thousands of women.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights has documented the arrest of 8289 women who are still held by the Syrian security forces across the country, including not less than 599 girls below the age of 18, 107 women detained with their children and at least 57 women who died in detention and under torture. Date: March 2011 to November 2017.

The Violations Documentation Center in Syria has documented the arrest of 2271 women and 111 girls, 139 women and 15 girls died in detention, or during their enforced disappearance, or/and under torture. Date: March 2011 to November 2017.

Urnammu has documented the arrest of 4398 women, including 299 girls below the age of 18 years 3149 of whom are detained in an unknown place. 109 women and 14 girls below the age of 18 have been killed. Date: March 2011 to November 2017.

The Syrian Center for Statistics and Research has documented around 427 cases of arbitrary detention of women, including 14 girls below the age of 18, in addition to 3 women of unspecified age. 78 women died in detention centers and under torture, including two women below the age of 18 and one of unspecified age. Date: March 2011 to November 2017.

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