Rights Groups Reports Sex Assaults by Syrian Troops

Women's E-News

Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad's forces are using sexual violence as a weapon, as government forces and pro-government militias are sexually abusing women and girls during military sweeps of residential areas. Women Under Siege, a women's rights organization, is attempting to track reports of rape and sexual abuse. Human Rights Watch is urging the international community to address the human rights violations that are occuring in Syria.