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Human Rights Award of Weimar goes to two kidnapped Syrian bishops

At the suggestion of Society for Threatened Peoples (STP), the commission decided to award this year’s Human Rights Award of Weimar to two Syrian bishops. The decision was announced the 10th July. The distinction honours the commitment of Mor Gregorius Yohanna (Syrian-othodox church) und Boulos Yazigi (Greek-orthodox church) in Aleppo as mediators

 

 

 

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The Advancing Widows’ Assistance via Enterprise (AWAVE) Program was awarded to Relief International (RI) on September 10, 2013,  with a Goal to “Transform – through the establishment of social enterprises – how war widows access livelihoods and social assistance programming in order to further their economic, social and political

 

 

 

On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 2013, the Euro Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN) releases a new report “Violence against women, a bleeding wound in the Syrian conflict” that sheds light on the increased use of rape, torture and other forms of violence against women in in Syria.