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Syrian Women

Cash-for-Work Program Empowers Syrian Refugees

UN Women | Posted 10.15.2015 | Impact
UN Women

Nearly 80,000 of the Syrians who have escaped the deadly war raging in their country have sought shelter at Jordan's largest refugee camp, Za'atari, where UN Women provides economic empowerment and protection programming for women and girls.

Syrian Refugee Women Face Harassment, Poverty: To Eat, 'You Must Eat Your Dignity'

AP | DIAA HADID | Posted 09.08.2014 | Impact

HALBA, Lebanon (AP) — Before she began working as a hairdresser, poverty forced Syrian Umm Mahmoud to seek donations for food and rent money to surv...

No Seat for Syrian Women at the Peace Talks

Medea Benjamin | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

The talks in Syria began today, with the Syrian government and opposition exchanging accusations and invectives. Missing was the voice of nonviolent civilians, especially women, even through they have been trying for months to have a seat at the table.

Farah Mohamed

Syria's Women Demand A Voice In The Debate | Farah Mohamed | Posted 09.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Imagine the gruesomeness of it. Dead bodies cut into from the side. Organs removed, harvested, leaving the remains of something -- someo...

To Meet Immediate Needs of the Syrian People, Access Is Paramount

Nancy Lindborg | Posted 04.13.2013 | World
Nancy Lindborg

The women of Syria and their children -- the families who have been displaced two or three times -- urgently need our help, and it is our responsibility as the international community to push harder than ever for the access we need to reach them.

An Open Letter to Asma al-Assad

Cecilia Attias | Posted 07.02.2012 | Impact
Cecilia Attias

Why are we not talking about Syria? How can we forget those who are suffering in this way? Have we learned to accept the unacceptable?

Inside A Syrian Quran School For Women

Kamran Pasha | Posted 02.01.2012 | Religion
Kamran Pasha

The idea of a Quran school run by women, for women, might seem surprising to many. But Houda al-Habash is simply following in the tradition of Muslim women back to the days of Prophet Muhammad himself.