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Rape A 'Significant And Disturbing' Feature Of Syrian War

NPR | Jan. 22, 2013 5:48 p.m.

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Sheera Frenkel

Syrian women far outnumber men in the refugee camps in neighboring Jordan. A new report by the International Rescue Committee says that gender-based violence in Syria is one of the main causes of women fleeing the country, and that reports of rape and violence against women are on the rise. In a clinic catering to Syrian refugees on the Jordanian border, a psychologist says she is shocked by some of the stories she hears of public rapes and torture.

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