Al-Qamishli, Syria, Dec. 6, 2018. A group of women listens to a speech, as the Women’s Organization Office of the Syrian Future Party close to the Kurdish Autonomous Administration holds a seminal about violence against women in the city of al-Qamishli, al-Hasakah, Northeastern Syria. In September 2017, several civil society organizations said that the rate of crime against women increased in al-Hasakah. In January 2016, the Sara organization for eliminating violence against women documented more than four thousand cases in the Kurdish Autonomous administration-controlled area.
Photo: Ahmad al-Baro