Breaking the Silence

Hope for a New Life

Publication Date: June 2015
Author: UNFPA Regional Syria Response Hub

Download

More than four years of war have ravaged Syrian families and communities. Syrian women and girls are living through the most damaging conflict in the region’s recent history. Female refugees are sometimes subjected to sexual violence, and more frequently suffer from harassment and abuse. Delivering their children can be dangerous. They often lack access to prenatal and post-natal care and emergency obstetric care if they need it. For the women of Syria the process of reintegration and recovery at the individual and community level will be long and complex.

This pictorial book documents the impact of the years of violence on Syrian women, girls, men and boys. The pictures and stories show how even small interventions may change lives. We have used alias names in some stories for protection purposes.

Related content

Resources
After 78 days following confirmation of the first case of COVID-19 in Nigeria on 27 February 2020, the West and Central  Africa region has witnessed a dramatic increase in confirmed cases and deaths. As of 15 May 2020, all 23 countries in the region had recorded over 28,000...
Resources
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to expand in Latin America, following patterns seen in other parts of the world. Brazil, the largest and most populous country in the region, reports the highest number of confirmed cases and fatalities, followed by Peru, Ecuador, Mexico and...
Resources
All 23 countries in the region have reported confirmed COVID-19 cases, with Lesotho's first confirmed case on 12 May. South Africa has highest number of new cases in the region and the continent, with 7,808 cases and 153 deaths. There are varying degrees of testing with Malawi...

Pages