The New York-based International Rescue Committee (IRC) said Syrian refugees interviewed in Lebanon and Jordan gave sexual violence as a primary reason for their flight, saying that gang rapes often occur in front of family members.
“After decades of working in war and disaster zones, the IRC knows that women and girls suffer physical and sexual violence in every conflict. Syria is no exception,” the IRC said in a 23-page report entitled “Syria: a regional crisis”.
“Many women and girls relayed accounts of being attacked in public or in their homes, primarily by armed men,” it added, without identifying those responsible.
The IRC said it was also told of attacks in which women and girls were kidnapped, raped, tortured and killed.
“For survivors who manage to flee, there is a shortage of medical and counseling services to help them recover in the communities where they have settled and even there, challenges continue. Many women and girls face unsafe conditions in refugee camps as well as elevated levels of domestic violence.”
It’s interesting that they won’t say whether it’s Assad’s goons of the Islamist rebels who are behind this. I would bet on both.
Just imagine what they would do to Jews if God forbid they were given the chance.
….but if you think it is just vagina that the Muslims are after… in Sweden… (Reports of male rape are on the rise in Sweden, new figures show, yet sexual violence experts believe the figures represent only the tip of the iceberg as many men are too ashamed to report the assaults.)
Figures from the National Crime Prevention Council (Brottsförebyggande rådet, Brå) show that 132 men reported being raped in 2012, compared with 94 reports filed in 2010 and more than three times as many as the 41 reports filed in 2007.
“We know from research that the rapists are usually heterosexual men; for the offenders the act is not about sexuality but about power,” social work lecturer Hans Knutagård told the Metro newspaper. He added that male rape victims can sometimes feel that they’ve been “turned into a homosexual”. Hot lines and sexual health organizations testify to a growing number of men who contact them for help and support following an assault. Yet, many do not go further and report the crime to the police. “No, they’re too ashamed,” Jane Eriksson, chair of the anti-sexual violence NGO Hopp in Katrineholm, told the newspaper.The Crime Prevention council estimates that only 23 percent of all rapes are reported to the police, and even fewer make it to trial. In the first half of 2012, only six of 61 reported rapes against men resulted in criminal indictments. In 2011, the clearance rate for rapes against men was 10 percent, the same clearance rate as rapes against women. The Local/at Follow The Local on Twitter (email@example.com)
…how much do you want to bet that this kind of ass attack is going down in Syria? Ain’t nothing odd about Sweden… they just like to report this kind of thing because they think they are superior to the Muslims. That is why they are so liberal to the brown folks down south and their culture.
don’t make it into a woman’s issue. guys are getting bull queered, but they say that is Heterosexual’s on a power trip… yeah. As if gays don’t like a little power.