"Invisible" impact of Syrian civil war destroying family life: UNFPA

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Henia Dakkak. Photo: UN News/Matthew Wells

The dignity and hopes of Syrian women and girls are disintegrating after six years of brutal civil war, along with the whole fabric of family life.

That's according to Henia Dakkak, technical adviser with the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) who has worked with refugees and internally-displaced Syrian women across the Middle East.

She spoke at an event entitled, The Invisible Lives of Syrian Women, during the on-going Commission on the Status of Women at UN Headquarters.

Matthew Wells asked her to outline the hidden impact of war on the women of Syria, and what the UN can do to help repair the damage.

Duration: 5’34″

 

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