Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies (DCHRS)

The Lost Generation, Syria’s Children on Universal Children’s Day

Violations perpetrated against Syrian children have been taking place since the launch of the Syrian Revolution in March 2011. These violations are dreadful, but take on a special poignancy on this day, “Universal Children’s Day” (November 20, 2014). The Syrian uprising was initiated in response to the arrest of number of children, who had written slogans denouncing the Syrian regime on walls in the province Daraa, February, 2011. These children were arrested, interrogated, abused, and tortured by Daraa’s security forces. Children have thus suffered since day one of the Syrian disaster.