Library Header Image
LSE Research Online LSE Library Services

‘You want freedom? This is your freedom’: Rape as a tactic of the Assad Regime

Forestier, Marie (2017) ‘You want freedom? This is your freedom’: Rape as a tactic of the Assad Regime. Middle East Centre Blog (14 Feb 2017). Blog Entry.

PDF - Published Version
Download (145kB) | Preview


In its attempt to crush the revolution and remain in power, the Assad regime has resorted to every possible tactic, from torture to enforced disappearance, and from indiscriminate bombings to the use of chemical weapons. Sexual violence against women, and especially rape, has been no exception. In a working paper for the LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security, Marie Forestier presents her research findings based on more than 70 interviews with 20 survivors of rape, dozens of former detainees, dozens of doctors, lawyers, activists and humanitarian workers, as well as three defectors from the regime security apparatus.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL:
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Sets: Collections > LSE Middle East Centre Blog
Date Deposited: 31 May 2017 07:28
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2019 23:25

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics