Syria

politics
politics

The Refugee Whose Husband Sold Her Into Sex Slavery

Abeer and her husband left Syria to seek refuge in Lebanon. When they ran out of money, he sold her to his friends—and then forced her to sell herself on the streets.
Samira Shackle
11.22.17
Gaming
Gaming

This Syrian Refugee Made a Video Game Out of Her Perilous Journey to Europe

Dana fled her hometown of Damascus last year to seek refuge in Germany. Now, the 25-year-old invites others to trace her steps by playing "Bury Me, My Love."
Zing Tsjeng
11.20.17
war
war

Women Survivors of Syrian Jails Share Harrowing Stories of Rape and Torture

A new report from Lawyers and Doctors for Human Rights lays bare the scale of torture and sexual abuse endured by women in Syrian detention facilities.
Sirin Kale
8.30.17
Art
Art

'People Are Dying Every Single Day': The Refugee Painting Syria's Pain

Syrian refugee and artist Miream Salameh spoke to Broadly about what it means to paint the destruction of her homeland.
Sammi Taylor
6.19.17
Diary of a Woman Fighting ISIS
Diary of a Woman Fighting ISIS

What It's Like to Stand Alongside the Kurdish Women Fighting ISIS

Kimberley Taylor is the first British woman to fight ISIS in Syria. In her final diary for Broadly, she takes us inside the radical feminist utopia being built by Kurdish women in Northern Syria.
Kimberley Taylor, as told to Matt Blake
5.19.17
Diary of a Woman Fighting ISIS
Diary of a Woman Fighting ISIS

'I Was Showered in Blood': What Happened When ISIS Came to Our Camp

Kimberley Taylor is the first British woman to go and fight ISIS alongside Kurdish forces in Syria. This is her diary.
Kimberley Taylor, as told to Matt Blake
5.18.17
Diary of a Woman Fighting ISIS
Diary of a Woman Fighting ISIS

Surprising Things I Learned as a Woman Fighting ISIS

Kimberley Taylor is the first British woman to go and fight ISIS alongside Kurdish forces in Syria. Read part one of her exclusive three-part diary here.
Kimberley Taylor, as told to Matt Blake
5.17.17
Features
Features

After Surviving Torture, Noura Al-Jizawi Is Fighting for Other Syrian Prisoners

After working as a prominent activist against the Assad regime, Noura Al-Jizawi was "kidnapped" on a bus and sent to prison without charges for seven months. Upon her release, she became a key figure in the battle to make space for Syrian women's...
Melissa Petro
1.6.17
activism
activism

The 18-Year-Old Refugee Fighting to Keep Displaced Syrian Girls In School

Since the start of the Syrian civil war, the number of girls entering into child marriages has dramatically increased. Ever since she was forced to flee the country in 2013, Muzoon Almellehan has worked to fight that, launching a one-woman campaign to...
Gabby Bess
12.19.16
Internet
Internet

The Campaign Recruiting Former Extremists to Stop Girls from Joining ISIS

As the Islamic State loses ground in a US-backed offensive on Mosul, one anti-extremism campaign is trying to hit them where it hurts: the internet.
Lara Whyte
11.16.16
virtual reality
virtual reality

'I Wanted To Show Them How it Felt': The Women Using VR as Empathy Activism

From the experience of an Indigenous elder to the plight of pregnant refugees, meet the female filmmakers revolutionizing how we see the world.
Emma Watts
11.3.16
crime
crime

Viral Story About Syrian Refugees Raping Young Girl Is Bogus, Authorities Say

After two young migrants allegedly sexually assaulted a five-year-old girl, the town of Twin Falls, Idaho, was in an uproar.
Leah Carroll
6.22.16