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12 June @ 14:00 CEST
Over a decade of conflict in Syria has had a significant gendered impact on women and girls. The Commission has previously reported specifically on conflict-related sexual and gender-based violence as a persistent violation in Syria, including against women. The Commission’s new policy paper focuses on the direct negative consequence of the protracted conflict, in particular, as a result of massive displacement and the growth in number of female heads of household including widows and wives of the hundreds of thousands killed, disappeared or missing in Syria. It shows that pre-existing patterns of discrimination have increased significantly, that fear of stigmatization and its consequences has created greater hardships and undermined the potential gains or benefits from legal reforms and that violence against women and girls has become more entrenched and permeates both private and public space.
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