In Syria, the relatively conservative, patriarchal and politically repressive pre-war society posed limitations on women’s rights movements and for advocacy of greater political freedoms, social justice, non-discrimination and gender equality. Although, Syria arguably grants greater rights to women than most other countries in the middle east, discrimination against women is clearly found in its laws relating to women’s personal status and role in the family, including issues related to marriage, inheritance, custody, divorce, and gender-based violence. Conservative interpretations of Sharia law largely influence these laws and has entrenched cultural and religious norms with regards to female behavior and the concept of ‘family honor.’
Since the beginning of 2011, the intensifying conflict and associated stress has had a growing impact on women and girls, forcing large numbers of them to flee to neighboring countries for fear of rape and sexual violence. Moreover, the situation in the country has deteriorated significantly with active hostilities raging between the Government forces and Shabbiha (militia pro government forces) on one hand and anti-Government armed groups on the other. Furthermore, there is aggressive violence and unrest between the Syrian opposition, Free Syrian Army, and foreign-armed militias, Jabat Al-Nusra and Islamic State of the Iraqi and the Levant (ISIL). The perpetuation of violence by both government forces and Al-Qaeda linked groups against
With a death toll in the hundred of thousands, and millions displaced, the Syrian civil war has become a violent mark on the world’s history. What started as a peaceful protest has spread over five years, has evolved into a war with a tyrannical government, a clashing rebellion, and terrorism fighting either side. But what is it that really fuels the immense amount of violence? It can be narrowed down to four groups that are obvious. The government and the rebels are the forerunners in violence in the war, sure, but they aren’t the only ones. There are the terrorist groups, with skewed views to support the destruction of people and things around them, and in itself the stark difference of the religions and ethnicities of Syria. Who causes
The Syrian Civil War has had a profound effect of all Syrians as well as neighbouring countries and the international community. With more than 11 million homeless Syrians comes consequences beyond what most of the world population has ever experienced or anticipated. Of the displaced, almost 5 million are refugees outside Syria and around 6 million have been displaced inside Syria, with half of all displaced Syrians being children. The main causes of displacement amongst the population is the violence committed by all sides of the war, and which often targets civilians or centres of high civilian activity (such as markets, hospitals, schools, workplaces or high density residential areas). One main group heavily affected by the conflict
This academic journal is relevant because Lindsay Markle discusses the challenges women in the Middle East confront daily due to gender norms that are embedded in culture, religion, and family structure. These gender norms influence the way women are able to participate in their economy and in the public sphere.
Since the start of the Syrian civil war, over 250,000 people have been killed in acts of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. The United Nations has recently declared acts of genocide and crimes against humanity to be occurring in Syria, yet a massive military intervention has yet to occur. The conflict has now begun to effect mainland Europe and western powers, as the rise of ISIS has become a threat to the whole of the international community. With Germany taking in millions of refugees, they have absorbed most of the inherent terror risk, but with the recent airport bombings in Brussels and the attacks in Paris, ISIS has shown that if they are not met in Syria with grand military force now, they can and will carry out these same terror attacks in the United States and other western countries including Canada and the United Kingdom. This paper will give a brief overview of the history of the current Syrian conflict starting in 2011, and will determine whether the United Nations and the international community has jurisdiction to intervene with military force under specific documents like the Rome Statute, the United Nations 2005 Outcome Document, the United Nations Charter, the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and by comparing the current Syrian conflict to the Libyan Security Council resolutions 1970 and 1973. Lastly, this paper will provide options for Prime Minister Trudeau for Canada 's participation under the legal jurisdiction of
The purpose of this project is to raise money to help fund the educational fees for the mother and father of the family so that they may work towards a more stable life in Canada and to increase awareness in Guelph about the Syrian crisis. GCVI Cares is a charitable school organization that has been sponsoring a Syrian refugee family since the spring of 2016. The Syrian family arrived in Canada in October 2016 and are very grateful to be in Canada. The family is excited to be restarting their lives in Canada but they need a lot of help settling in. The family consists of a mother named Nour, her husband Ahmed and their two children, Hasan and Emel. Hasan is a 7 year old boy who has been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and Emel is a 6 month old baby. Back in Syria, Nour and Ahmed were both licensed pharmacists. Currently, Ahmed is working hard to find employment here in Guelph to help support his family while Nour is staying home to help take care of their special needs son and 6 month old baby. For both Nour and Ahmed to get their license here in Canada, it will cost roughly $36,000. In order to help the family through a difficult time, the project wishes to raise money in the Guelph community to help out a family in need. The money donated will go towards Nour and Ahmed’s educational fees and living expenses.
The Syrian Civil War continues to be a major issue in the world today. Though it began as an issue over the resignation of President Bashar Al Assad against the government and Syrians, the war has greatly escalated. It currently involves over 50 different groups, all supporting either the government or the Syrian people, but possessing a slightly different goal. All of this violence poses a threat to individual nations all through the world, focusing on the immigration of refugees into such nations and the impact of such a movement upon that nation. Furthermore, all of this violence has violated the human rights of millions of people, with rape , torture, and harsh execution style killings occurring on a daily basis. Millions of people caught
Present day, there are numerous social problems affecting many world regions and their inhabitants. Of these problems, there is one in particular that is prevalent and emerging: women’s rights. Often times, women are looked down upon in society and are considered subordinate to males. This is especially true in the Middle East, where females battle to keep their unalienable rights and achieve gender equality. Relative to other regions, the Middle East specifically is facing crucial conflicts regarding women’s equality; this is mainly due to the massive wars taking place. Even though all citizens are impacted during a war, the effect has impacted women quite severely. Women have been brutally raped in their homes, kidnapped off of the streets, and even murdered as honor killings.
The Middle East region has been marred by deadly wars throughout many decades. Curiously though, the United States, Russia, Jews and Islamic parts are ever present parties in these circuses. They dictate the politics of the region and more importantly, its stability. The 1980s Afghanistan war and the current Syrian war are justifications of the above sentiments. This paper intends to highlight the role of the aforementioned parties in the afghan war and compare it to the Syrian debacle.
What started out as low-scale anti-government protests in 2011, have now uproared to an entire civil war throughout Syria, as well as involving other neighboring countries and outside nations. Over twelve million Syrians have been forced to leave and over 250,000 have already been killed. Jihadist militants from Islamic State are taking control over almost half the territory of Syria, as well as parts of Iraq, and the public claims that Syria’s president, Bashar al-Assad is not taking the right or necessary steps to help find the solution to this chaos, which causes some countries to strongly encourage him to step down.
The Syrian war is perhaps the worst type of war of modern time. The war has gone on for more than five years now, and a solution is yet to be found. The conflict has claimed over 250 thousand lives and left more than six million refugees (Erlich 1). It is believed that more than seven million have been displaced internally. The escalation of the war and difficult in finding a lasting solution is due to the involvement of foreign countries. The situation in Syria has been made by the interference of the West. The West did not only create the situation Syria, but they have intensified the dilemma and made the conflict last for many years. Some people may argue that the Syrian war was influenced by Arab uprising.
Attacks are aimed at ordinary people rather than at military targets or political leader. Two logical problems with this video. The first is that this video shows how IS-IS invaded Syria and in the next breath says the President of Syria started a civil war. It makes no sense. This video says and shows Syria being invaded then calls the resulting conflict a civil war started by the Syrian president. This is obviously due to ideological propaganda.
As the current president of the European Parliament, you are a participating leader of the world's multipolar political system. As an assumption, you are highly aware of the current events stemming from Syria. The war In Syria is not showing any sign of resolution. There continues to be a substantial ongoing amount of people seeking refuge from what appears to be one of the biggest humanitarian crisis in history. There are many problems refugees face in escaping the crisis, as well as the shortcomings of the nations taking on a substantial amount of people with unparalleled cultures. As yourself and other state actors gather to address this issue, many are split in weather to take a realism, liberalism, constructivism, or Marxism stance
From the societies to the justice system, the world is not perfect. On the scale of perfection, the Middle East is far from. Considering the fact that it is the 21st century, a “modern” era, the world lacks basic human equality such as gender equality. Although in many countries in the world, women have achieved a great level of equality and freedom, in the Middle East in particular, women lack political and social equality, and basic human rights such as proper education and health. A form of gender inequality in the Middle East is socially. Men and women are not raised equally, women are not supported to work in the public domain but rather to become housewives. The Arab society encourages the concept of guardianship. This concept gives men
Syrian civil war started in 2011 was the outcome of the opposition against the President Bashar al-Assad regime. The uprising emerged as a response to the Arab spring movement that lead to regime change in Tunisia and subsequently turned into mass unrest rooted into the discontent with long-term dictatorship and poor economic situation in the country (Manfreda, n.d.). The number of Syrian citizens killed in the civil war reached 140000 since March 2011 (SBS 2014). The European Commission (2014, 2) reports approximately 9.3 million civilians “in need for humanitarian assistance”. The scale of armed rebellion between government and opposition that lead to an increasing number of casualties among civilians did not remain unnoticed by the
I believe Europe’s “Syria policy” can vary depending on the country. There has not seem to be a consensus as to what the continent’s universal policy should be because there have been supporters of refugees as well as non-supporters. Due to Syria’s ongoing civil war, migrants have been leaving the country in hopes for safety in Europe. However, this has sparked many issues that are still currently at hand. According to Nasr, United States President Donald Trump has been enforcing Barack Obama’s redline in Syria against Bashar al-Assad’s alleged use of chemical weapons. It has been an option in the past by Obama himself, as well as the then Secretary of State John Kerry. In Kerry’s “desperate push on Syria,” the options were to administer a