Syria Activists

Meet the Syrian Activists Recieving Human Rights Training in Canada

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 09.08.2013 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

When Ariya slips into the car, she must carry two sets of clothes: a hijab, and western garb. Without both, she risks arrest, beating, and rape. Ariya believes the trip is worth the risk -- she counsels some of the estimated 1,500 Syrian women who have been victims of sexual assault in Syria's bloody civil war.

Syrian Threat:"Your Beautiful Face Will be Burned by Acid"

Ahed Al Hendi | Posted 04.24.2012 | Canada
Ahed Al Hendi

Syrian activist Hadeel Kouki is wanted by the country's intelligence. Yesterday she received a message: "We are going to displine you like dogs, you traitor, even if you hide on Mars, Assad's Shabiha will get you. We know all of your activities and we got the green light from your relatives. Your beautiful face will be burned by acid."