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. . . the low status of women and young girls in Syrian society still continues to follow them all into their temporary accommodation away from the war. The case of low status of women in, not only Syria, but in other Arab nations as well as the cultural practices performed by many agencies and law enforcement units has resulted in further abuse and violence.
There is no doubt that the masses of volunteers and aid workers are committing everything in their power to ensure their is a service to provide life saving support for the displaced Syrians. Yet the violence (sexual or not) is so commonplace in the lives of Syrian women that it has become viewed as a part of ‘culture’ rather than a criminal act.
Activities conducted by the International Refugee Committee found that female Syrian refugees are not safe from the threat of sexual violence in Zaatari and other refugee camps. The work undertaking my members of the organisation stress that the number of cases involving sexual assault on women in the camps are increasing and see no sign in stopping.
Prior to the outbreak of the war in Syria there was increased speculation and reports that prostitution and trafficking women across the neighboring borders of Jordan and Lebanon was continuously going on without intervention. To date there has been no reported investigation undertaken by a higher authority on such actions.
Many Aid workers situated within the camps have stated in various articles and publications that it is not surprising to hear such actions taking place. Yet the have further stressed the shock and surprise as to how these forms of assault have not been subjected to a criminal investigation by the authorities.
originally posted by: anticitizen
next they force their believes on western women.
that's why i say they don't belong here.
women and animals have an other status in muslim countries. and to think they will change their views as soon as they cross the border is simply wrong.
from my own experience.