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Feb. 28, 2018, 2:27 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: GEW-PRACTICE-1

"Isis fighters established a system of sexual slavery, claiming that the rape of non-Muslims was a form of worship. They set up markets in several towns where girls as young as nine were put up for auction to militants, with owners often trading women again online" (Para 9).
Feb. 28, 2018, 2:27 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Domle, along with many Yazidis, began asking why their religious traditions gave extremists the very power they most craved: the ability permanently to exclude believers from their faith and family. He was soon part of a group determined to challenge the doctrine with which they had grown up, convinced that any women who escaped should be welcomed, not shunned. 'This was a very profound change,' says Domle, who is full of nervous energy. “'There are no comparisons in our history'" (Para 29).
Feb. 28, 2018, 2:27 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"One recent late afternoon, one of these groups emerged, solemn and silent, shivering slightly as their headscarves, wet from the sacred pool, caught the evening breeze. All were survivors of Islamic State’s slave markets, where women are bought and sold. Inside the cave, they had prayed, washed their heads and faces, and been born again into the faith of their childhood" (Para 3). "Isis fighters established a system of sexual slavery, claiming that the rape of non-Muslims was a form of worship. They set up markets in several towns where girls as young as nine were put up for auction to militants, with owners often trading women again online" (Para ...more
Feb. 28, 2018, 2:27 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"Isis fighters established a system of sexual slavery, claiming that the rape of non-Muslims was a form of worship. They set up markets in several towns where girls as young as nine were put up for auction to militants, with owners often trading women again online" (Para 9). "In Palmyra, the women and their children were held in a large house, and every day militants took a few to the slave market for sale, returning with any who had not found a buyer by evening" (Para 15). "Palmyra is surrounded by desert, so there was nowhere to hide and no way to avoid the roads. By midday, Isis had recaptured ...more
Feb. 28, 2018, 2:27 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"A month later, after Nour refused to convert and marry Abu Orfman, he lost interest and sold her on. There was one more sale before a Yazidi ally, posing as a slave trader from Raqqa, bought Nour and her children freedom. 'He looked like an Isis militant – he wore their clothes, and had a beard and something covering his face,' Nour remembers. But as he drove them away, he revealed he was taking them to her family. 'I told him I couldn’t believe he wasn’t Isis, but he said: ‘This beard is fake. I only wear it to save women and girls''" (Para 24).
Feb. 28, 2018, 2:27 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-2

"Domle and other campaigners knew they would have to convince the Yazidis’ supreme spiritual leader, Khurto Hajji Ismail. Known to believers as Baba Sheikh, he is over 80 and frail, but his authority is undimmed. The complex where he lives and hosts visitors, a kind of Yazidi Vatican, is a disconcertingly ordinary concrete courtyard home on the backstreets of the nearest large village to Lalish. It was here that Baba Sheikh met the first two women to escape from Isis, and decided to jettison centuries of tradition, declaring them still members of the faith. 'We brought them to Baba Sheikh’s house, and he welcomed them,' Domle says. 'He said: ‘Don’t ...more
Feb. 28, 2018, 2:27 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-6

"The Yazidi faith is theologically diverse, with strands of Islam, Christianity and Zoroastrianism. It is strictly closed, so a child must be born a Yazidi to worship as one, and adults must marry a Yazidi to build a family in the faith. Any sexual contact with a nonbeliever means banishment, a strict bar that treats rape no differently from a consensual relationship. The faith is thought to date back as early as 1200, though some argue its roots go even further back. Violence against Yazidis has been so frequent over the centuries that their word for attempted extermination – ferman – long predates the coining of its English equivalent, genocide" ...more
Feb. 28, 2018, 2:27 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-3

"A voice message from her father finally convinced Nour that her ordeal was over. She remembers the fierce joy of that moment, but also the fear that replaced it as she sped away from Isis territory. Now that she had won the battle to survive, she faced the looming question of whether she would ever really be able to go home; under Yazidi religious law, the women seized and raped by Isis should be evicted from their faith and permanently ostracised from their communities. The Yazidi faith is theologically diverse, with strands of Islam, Christianity and Zoroastrianism. It is strictly closed, so a child must be born a Yazidi to ...more
Feb. 21, 2018, 11:37 a.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

The decision of the Sharia Court raised the anger of Deir ez-Zor's residents, who considered it unfair to kill the two girls by stoning and merely flog the men and set them free" (para 6).
Feb. 21, 2018, 11:37 a.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"The decision of the Sharia Court raised the anger of Deir ez-Zor's residents, who considered it unfair to kill the two girls by stoning and merely flog the men and set them free" (para 6). "The victims were arrested even though ISIS militants are said to have caught them being abused during a raid in the city of Mosul. They were brought before a sharia court which ordered them to be publicly executed without giving any details about their alleged abusers" (para 8-9).
Feb. 21, 2018, 11:37 a.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"Media activist Abdullah al-Malla Syrian press agency ARA News: 'The four women were most likely exposed to sexual abuse at the hands of ISIS militants before being driven out of their homes and transferred to the Sharia Court. 'Apparently, the victims had been raped by ISIS jihadis and then stoned to death on charges of committing adultery" (para 11-12).
Feb. 21, 2018, 11:37 a.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

"Two teenage girls have been stoned to death by ISIS extremists after they were found in a house with two men - who were each flogged 50 times. The girls, Hasna, 17, and Madiha, 16, were accused of committing adultery and executed in front of a crowd of hundereds in Deir ez-Zor city, eastern Syria" (para 1-2). "The website quotes local activist Ahmed Ramadan as telling ARA News: 'The execution took place in the Hamidiya district of Deir ez-Zor on Tuesday afternoon, where hundreds of people gathered to witness the stoning of the two young girls" (para 5). "Last week it was reported that four women were stoned to death ...more
Jan. 6, 2018, 8:06 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: RCDW-PRACTICE-1

"'EIPR observed cases where veiled Syrian women were physically attacked, insulted and kicked out of public microbuses because people recognised their nationality through their distinct hijab'"(5). This statement was made by Dali Abd El-Hameed (ENB-Coder Comment)
Jan. 6, 2018, 8:06 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: CWC-DATA-3, CWC-DATA-4, IIP-PRACTICE-2

"'EIPR observed cases where veiled Syrian women were physically attacked, insulted and kicked out of public microbuses because people recognised their nationality through their distinct hijab'"(5). This statement was made by Dali Abd El-Hameed (ENB-Coder Comment). "Many people who oppose ousted president Morsi believe Syrians in Egypt, who are in the many thousands thanks to the civil war in Syria, were supporting him and opposed his toppling"(5)
Dec. 20, 2017, 7:59 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"On Jan. 22, millions of women around the world took to the streets to march for equal rights, equal representation and equal access in all avenues of public and private life. On Jan. 23 in Astana, Kazakhstan, 55 delegates met to try to reach an agreement on the war in Syria. Not one of the delegates was a woman" (para 1). "The violence in Syria has resulted in the deaths of tens of thousands of women. Another six million have been displaced or become refugees. Yet women, who are just as much a part of the Syrian revolution as their male counterparts, were not invited to the negotiating table in ...more
Dec. 20, 2017, 7:59 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

"Syrian women have been working at the forefront of peace-building and human-rights efforts. Women-led organizations like FREE-Syria and the Violations Documentation Center in Syria have monitored war crimes, established educational programs and testified on the atrocities inflicted on Syrian civilians by the regime and ISIS. Two Syrian women-run organizations, Bihar Relief and Sawa for Development and Aid, have been heading humanitarian efforts for displaced Syrians. Other women-led organizations have set up community centers and funded refugee support initiatives. Inside Syria, women’s involvement in organizations like the Local Coordination Committees have resulted in civil resistance training and negotiations among armed factions" (para 8-9).
Dec. 20, 2017, 7:59 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

" On Jan. 22, millions of women around the world took to the streets to march for equal rights, equal representation and equal access in all avenues of public and private life" (para 1). "Since Day 1 of the revolution, we have led calls for democracy and freedom. We have led local councils, participated in search-and-rescue efforts and forged local cease-fires. We have monitored and documented human-rights abuses, headed households and educated the next generation of Syrians" (para 3).
Dec. 20, 2017, 7:59 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"On Jan. 22, millions of women around the world took to the streets to march for equal rights, equal representation and equal access in all avenues of public and private life. On Jan. 23 in Astana, Kazakhstan, 55 delegates met to try to reach an agreement on the war in Syria. Not one of the delegates was a woman" (1). "The violence in Syria has resulted in the deaths of tens of thousands of women. Another six million have been displaced or become refugees. Yet women, who are just as much a part of the Syrian revolution as their male counterparts, were not invited to the negotiating table in Astana, ...more
Nov. 30, 2017, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Cambodia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Greece, Guinea, Honduras, Iceland, Laos, North Korea, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, Uruguay
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

According to AgeOfConsent's data, the legal age of consent is 15 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Oct. 3, 2017, 3:29 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: GEW-PRACTICE-1

"KRG officials say that ISIS fighters in Iraq and Syria continue to hold about 1,800 abducted Yezidi women and girls" (para 9).
Sept. 25, 2017, 8:22 a.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-6

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Sept. 22, 2017, 4:24 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: IM-DATA-1

"'Girls who get married at a really young age are more at risk of sexual or domestic violence as well as miscarriages because their bodies are not really ready for giving birth yet. Also, girls who get married at an early age are not mentally ready to raise children and are less able to complete their education and find a job,' Omaima explained. Although it's illegal to get married under 18 in Jordan, the practice is increasingly common among Syrian refugees. In 2015, 35% of all Jordan marriages involved a minor, up from 18% in 2012, according to the Jordanian Higher Population Council, citing statistics from the Chief Islamic Justice ...more
Sept. 22, 2017, 4:24 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: SRACE-PRACTICE-2

"'He [Omaima's father] told me that I should speak up if something is wrong and encouraged me to talk to the girls about this subject in order to discourage the practice,' Omaima told Al-Monitor in Jordan’s Zaatari refugee camp, where she has lived with her parents and four brothers since they fled Syria in 2012. Encouraged by her parents and inspired by Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai — she read her biography — Omaima, who will turn 15 in March, started campaigning against child marriage. First she spoke to her classmates and encouraged them to talk to their parents about it, and later she organized events such as art ...more
Sept. 22, 2017, 4:24 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"Omaima Hoshan [living in a refugee camp in Jordan since 2012 but originally from Syria], 14, wasn’t really aware of early marriage until her best friend dropped out of school in the fifth grade. Omaima was very concerned. Her friend was an excellent student — the best in their class — and had always dreamed about becoming a doctor, so why would she leave school? Omaima learned from the teacher that her friend had married her 18-year-old cousin under pressure from her father. The girl hadn’t even turned 13 yet. Omaima never saw her again.From that day, Omaima noticed more girls leaving school as young as 12, 13 or 14 ...more
Sept. 22, 2017, 4:24 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: MARR-LAW-1

"Omaima Hoshan [living in a refugee camp in Jordan since 2012 but originally from Syria], 14, wasn’t really aware of early marriage until her best friend dropped out of school in the fifth grade. Omaima was very concerned. Her friend was an excellent student — the best in their class — and had always dreamed about becoming a doctor, so why would she leave school? Omaima learned from the teacher that her friend had married her 18-year-old cousin under pressure from her father. The girl hadn’t even turned 13 yet. Omaima never saw her again.From that day, Omaima noticed more girls leaving school as young as 12, 13 or 14 ...more
Sept. 22, 2017, 4:24 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"Omaima Hoshan [living in a refugee camp in Jordan since 2012 but originally from Syria], 14, wasn’t really aware of early marriage until her best friend dropped out of school in the fifth grade. Omaima was very concerned. Her friend was an excellent student — the best in their class — and had always dreamed about becoming a doctor, so why would she leave school? Omaima learned from the teacher that her friend had married her 18-year-old cousin under pressure from her father. The girl hadn’t even turned 13 yet. Omaima never saw her again.From that day, Omaima noticed more girls leaving school as young as 12, 13 or 14 ...more
Sept. 22, 2017, 4:24 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"However, tradition also plays a big role, as girls in some parts of Syria often marry at a young age, Omaima said.'Most of the people in Zaatari [a refugee camp in Jordan] are from the Syrian countryside. They think that marriage is the best option for young girls. Boys usually get married between the ages of 18 and 25 and all of them want a younger girl. In Zaatari, when a girl is not married at the age of 20, they consider you too old. "Why isn’t she married?" people would say, thinking that something is wrong because she is not married yet,' Omaima said, her gaze intense"(para 8-9)more
Sept. 22, 2017, 4:24 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"'He told me that I should speak up if something is wrong and encouraged me to talk to the girls about this subject in order to discourage the practice,' Omaima told Al-Monitor in Jordan’s Zaatari refugee camp, where she has lived with her parents and four brothers since they fled Syria in 2012.Encouraged by her parents and inspired by Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai — she read her biography — Omaima, who will turn 15 in March, started campaigning against child marriage. First she spoke to her classmates and encouraged them to talk to their parents about it, and later she organized events such as art classes and drama ...more
Sept. 22, 2017, 4:24 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2, AFE-PRACTICE-3

"Omaima Hoshan [living in a refugee camp in Jordan since 2012 but originally from Syria], 14, wasn’t really aware of early marriage until her best friend dropped out of school in the fifth grade. Omaima was very concerned. Her friend was an excellent student — the best in their class — and had always dreamed about becoming a doctor, so why would she leave school? Omaima learned from the teacher that her friend had married her 18-year-old cousin under pressure from her father. The girl hadn’t even turned 13 yet. Omaima never saw her again.From that day, Omaima noticed more girls leaving school as young as 12, 13 or 14 ...more
Sept. 22, 2017, 4:24 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"Omaima Hoshan [living in a refugee camp in Jordan since 2012 but originally from Syria], 14, wasn’t really aware of early marriage until her best friend dropped out of school in the fifth grade. Omaima was very concerned. Her friend was an excellent student — the best in their class — and had always dreamed about becoming a doctor, so why would she leave school? Omaima learned from the teacher that her friend had married her 18-year-old cousin under pressure from her father. The girl hadn’t even turned 13 yet. Omaima never saw her again.From that day, Omaima noticed more girls leaving school as young as 12, 13 or 14 ...more