Help us continue to fight human rights abuses. Please give now to support our work. Click to expand Image. Maha, 28, was an elementary school English teacher in Aleppo when uprisings began in Syria in March Through friends, family, and her husband, Maha gradually became an activist. Newly married, Maha had just participated in a peaceful demonstration in November when shelling by government forces landed on the protest site, killing her year-old husband and leaving her a widow at
Syrian women who fled to Jordan tell of horrific rapes back home
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Any photo of any child makes us think of our own, or the child we once were. When the photos show children suffering or lost, we quiver with a grief that feels personal. That sensation can trigger a response in the heart, a sudden attention to a faraway issue that was abstract and unending, too many words, too often the same. When the photo goes viral, millions of hearts can be touched. People whose hearts are touched talk about it, even in high places.
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In the six years that war has ravaged Syria, almost every crime imaginable has been committed against its people. Yet there is another crime, which, until now has been wrapped in a veil of silence: child rape. For safety reasons, Fatima did not want the name of her village to be used. They took off my clothes! For the past few hours, she had been frantically searching for her child after hearing a rumor that a group of children who had been detained in a military base might have been released.
This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. Three women, all naked, were chained to each corner. Nour was stripped, taken to the fourth, and handcuffed to the wall. Some of her attackers at the Palestine Branch of Military Intelligence in Damascus were in uniform, others in civilian clothes.