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Syrian women refugees stitch together trust and hope

TweetCross-posted from UN Women The sound of women laughing and making jokes are all one can hear standing outside the Tailoring Workshop container at the Women and Girls Oasis in Zaatari refugee camp located in the Jordanian Governorate of Mafraq, close to the Syrian border. It is estimated that more than 70,000 people have been [...]
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Rape & War in Syria: let’s frame sexual violence as a tactic of war, not a tragedy of it.

Tweet*Trigger warning* In civil war, when groups of people with conflicting identities are forced together by imaginary political boundaries, women’s bodies become inevitable tools for humiliating the enemy. Perhaps the most notorious example of this is the former Yugoslavia, where sexual violence played a critical and strategic role throughout the nine year war. After 50,000-60,000 systematic [...]
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“Standing by her man”: the message behind media stories on Asma al-Asad

Tweet A SYTYCB entry On Tuesday morning I read a CNN article titled “Will Asma al-Assad Take a Stand or Stand by her Man?” I went to work and thought about the article all day. I came home from work, and I thought about the article some more. An entire day passed and I all [...]
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