SYRIA: Women in Syria Need More Than Guided Missiles

Friday, September 13, 2013
Huffington Post
Western Asia
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I've been watching the news about the war in Syria with a mixture of anger and worry. Yes, I'm angry and deeply disturbed when I read about the thousands of people who have been killed and the millions displaced by their own government. And yes, I'm worried about the prospect of United States military intervention after a decade of war.

But I'm also worried about how regional laws and U.S. law work together to revictimize women fleeing the trauma of war.