North and East Syria’s Women’s Justice Council: Domestic violence statistics during coronavirus curfew reveal dozens of victims

NORTH AND EAST SYRIA – In a statement, the Women’s Justice Council in the Democratic Autonomous Administration (DAA) of North and East Syria revealed that during the imposed coronavirus curfew there were 14 killings, 16 suicides, 126 assaults, and 150 family disputes related to domestic violence. Both women and children were among the victims.

“Many cases of domestic violence have been recorded resulting in beatings, suicide, and killings,” read the statement. “The only way out of the circle of domestic violence is to take practical action, advise the victims, and enlighten the community via lectures and media about the value of women in society, in addition to discovering and addressing the causes of such aggressive behavior.”

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently stated in a report that during the coronavirus curfew, the number of women subjected to domestic violence has increased.

According to a study conducted by the United Nations, 35% of women in the world have been subjected to violence at some point in their lives.