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Syria: No Exceptions for "Honour Killings"
A recent penal code change is positive, but call for equal punishment for all murders, including 'honour killings'.
Syria: Personal Status Draft Law cancelled
The draft would have incited religious and sectarian tensions and violated all the rights of woman and children in Syria, as well as the rights of the man, writes Bassam El-Kadi.
Syria: Honour killing law amended
Syria has scrapped a law limiting the length of sentences handed down to men convicted of killing female relatives they suspect of having illicit sex.
Syria: Fears over gender-based violence in Iraqi community
UN agencies working in Syria are worried about high levels of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in the Iraqi refugee community.
Syria: First shelter for trafficked people opens in Damascus
A 2008 US report said Syria is “a destination and transit country for women and children trafficked for commercial sexual exploitation and forced labour”.
Syria: Growing Pressure to Tackle Domestic Abuse
"Throughout her 25 years of marriage, Olfat, was regularly beaten and humiliated by her husband. Yet she never complained to anyone for fear of tarnishing her family’s reputation."
Syria: Women in rural Syria miss out on property rights
"Women in the rural region of Deir al-Zur in northeastern Syria are being deprived of their rights to inherit property because local communities apply traditional custom and practice rather than national laws."
الحملة الوطنية لمناهضة "جرائم الشرف" في سورية
نساء يعانين العنف ولا نحرك ساكناً
التحرش الجنسي أزمة المرأة العاملة
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