Breaking the silence: hope for a new life

Breaking the silence: hope for a new life

More than four years of war have ravaged Syrian families and communities, Syrian women and girls are living through the most damaging conflict in the region’s recent history. Female refugees are sometimes subjected to sexual violence, and suffer from harassment and abuse. Delivering their children can be dangerous. They often lack access to prenatal and post-natal care and emergency obstetric care if they need it. For the women of Syria the process of reintegration and recovery at the individual and community level will be long and complex.

This publication documents the impact of the years of violence on Syrian women, girls, men and boys. Through stories and images, it highlights how even small interventions may change lives and help those affected by the crisis overcome the challenges of their situation.

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