Breaking the Silence

Hope for a New Life

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

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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.

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