Women's rights | Institute for War and Peace Reporting
Female reporters routinely intimidated by blackmail, sexual assault and harassment.
Amid the festivities, issues of integration and representation remain.
Powerful gesture brings volunteers together to launch empowerment campaign.
State repression means that something as simple as a call for gender equality cannot be tolerated.
More than half of all reported weddings in north east region involves a minor.
18 Jan 16
Local campaigners say that they are not invited to political or cultural gatherings.
22 Dec 15
"Many have already left Syria, and very soon I will be joining them."
22 Dec 15
Despite some progress, advances in equality have been uneven across the country.
18 Dec 15
Stigma and legal loopholes mean that many women suffer in silence.
10 Dec 15
Fear of retribution means victims feel they have no choice but to stay silent.
7 Dec 15
Parliament bans marriage for under-18s except with court’s assent, but rights activists say this won’t be enough to effect change.
3 Dec 15
Women accused of crimes say they find it hard to talk to male advocates.
28 Nov 15
Mothers may face ridicule and mistreatment if they have daughters rather than sons.
24 Nov 15
Rights and justice issues aired in public meetings and explored in a series of reports.
20 Nov 15
Inhumane punishments are common in areas outside government control.
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