Crowdsourcing Sexual Violence Data in Syria

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In the ongoing reporting of the Syrian uprising, there has been little information about the violence committed against women. Using a creative web based tool, our guest hopes to fix that. Lauren Wolfe is the director of Women Under Siege, a Women's Media Center project that has co-created a site to crowd-source data of violence against women on a live, web-based map that shows where violence is most prevalent. The first of its kind, this map gives the world access to information on the violent uprising that has been, until now, impossible to report due to Syria's strictly monitored borders.