EMHRN: Stop Violence Against Women!
On the occasion of International Women’s Day, EMHRN’s new report “Violence against Women in the Context of Political Transformations and Economic Crisis in the Euro-Mediterranean Region” comes to shed light on the sharp increase in gender-based violence. Unfortunately, the euphoria of the Arab Spring has given way to the sobering realisation that women have been the main victims of the turmoil rocking the region. In Europe, the economic crisis has led to disproportionate growing poverty and lack of economic independence among women compared to men. These trends are aggravated by societal attitudes and conservative discriminatory policies.
Special Focus: Violence against Women, Bleeding Wound in the Syrian Conflict
As Syria’s war grinds on, Syrian women have become increasingly exposed systematic abduction, torture and rape.