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A Wider View of the Human Toll in Syria

July 17, 2012

Lauren Wolfe, director of Women's Media Center's Women Under Siege project, which is mapping sexualized violence in the ongoing Syrian conflict, has a blog entry on another group called Syria Tracker, made up of 10 researchers and activists, most Syrian and a few internationally-based. Syria Tracker is mapping deaths there, nearly 20,000 over the past 16 months. As Lauren prepares to present Women Under Siege's findings to the U.N. this week in New York, ahead of an upcoming U.N. Security Council decision on whether to take action against the brutality happening in Syria, the work that Syria Tracker is doing is important to get a sense of the big picture on the ground there.

Tags: violence, war