Added: August 5, 2017 – Last updated: August 5, 2017


Author: Marie Forestier

Title: "You Want Freedom? This is Your Freedom"

Subtitle: Rape as a Tactic of the Assad Regime

Place: London

Publisher: Centre for Women, Peace and Security, London School of Economics and Political Science

Year: 2017

Pages: 16 pages

Series: LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security Working Paper Series 3/2017

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 21st Century | Asian History: Syrian History | Types: Wartime Sexual Violence / Syrian Civil War


Link: LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security (Free Access)



  1. Rape, A Hidden Crime of the Regime (p. 2)
    Detention centres (p. 3)
    Military operations (p. 4)
    Checkpoints (p. 5)
    Kidnappings (p. 5)
    Scale and occurrence (p. 6)
    Survivors (p. 8)
    Perpetrators (p. 8)
  2. Rape as a Tactic of War (p. 9)
    The political use of sexual violence (p. 10)
    Rape, a widespread and systematic attack? (p. 12)
    The failure to implement the Women Peace and Security agenda (p. 14)
  Conclusion (p. 16)

Wikipedia: History of Asia: History of Syria / Modern history of Syria | Sex and the law: Wartime sexual violence | War: Syrian Civil War