In partnership with four other feminist organizations, WND launched a campaign to support the first criminal complaint of its kind on sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV).
Filed in Germany, the complaint pertains to sexual and gender-based crimes committed in Syrian government-run detention centres.
These crimes continue to be systematically committed in Syria, and the suffering of victims often continues after they leave the detention centre via other types of social violence, such as discrimination, stigmatization and honour killings.
Our public statement was signed by 46 Syrian and international feminist and human rights organizations and 38 individuals, and prominently supported by activists from Syria and around the world.
The international community must come together to create an...