The novel, "Years of Labor", depicts the fate of Syrian women during wartimes

The dramatic character and narrative language that depict the repercussions of the war on Syria, dominate the details of Rana Al Asali's novel "Years of Labor".  The author chose female protagonists for her novel, who sought to challenge their realities and the various endings that they were exposed to in order to achieve their goals.

According to Al-Asali, the novel for which she was entitled for the golden award in the international competition for the year 2020 held by the Arab Awards Group in London along with seven Syrian figures in poetry and plastic art and fiction sheds light on what we have suffered in the last ten years. She has always believed that literature has an important message in terms of awareness, problem solving, documentation, in addition to its role in entertainment and education.

Crocheted Amigurumi a unique art project that helps Syrian women improve their living conditions

Amigurumi is  the  Japanese art  of knitting or crocheting small , stuffed yarn dolls . The word is a portmanteau of two Japanese terms: ami which means crocheted or knitted and nuigurumi a stuffed doll .  The art of Amigurumi has been known in Japan for several decades.  

Through the  Crocheted  Amigurumi  Art Project, a group of women in Damascus countryside managed to secure a source of income for them to improve their living conditions  by using these simple materials to knit  dolls of different shapes by hand.

Writer Rawaa Sonbol ranks first in Arab Authority for Theater competition

The Syrian writer Rawaa Sonbol won first place in the Arab Authority  for the  Theater Award.

The announcement of the award came during a ceremony held by the Authority at its headquarters in Sharjah, UAE, on the occasion of Arab Theater Day which is celebrated on the 10th of January every year.

Craftswomen of Homs create beauty and make a living

Homs, (ST) - The handicraft industries in Homs are ancient, as they are passed down from one generation to another, and women in this province are keen to preserve these industries that reflect the region’s heritage and distinction.

According to Ibtisam Dayoub, a resident of Homs, handicrafts are considered a source of income for many female breadwinners, especially as it requires a talent that many do not know well; pointing out that her passion for handicrafts motivated her to practice sewing.

"Outstanding Ladies"… A bazaar to support productive projects and handicrafts in Homs

Homs, (ST) - Forty-five women who possessed the will, determination, and passion to establish their own enterprises showed their work and products, which are mostly handicrafts, to a large segment of the people of Homs in a bazaar for  "Outstanding Ladies" in order to promote their products and introduce people to them.

The bazaar, which lasts for four consecutive days in the Royal Park Hall in the Al-Insha'at neighborhood in Homs, includes mostly works of young women presenting their production for the first time and distinct projects for some other women. The bazaar also embraces a special section for rural women's work in the Homs Agriculture Directorate, where the bazaar includes handicrafts such as (crochet, soap making, household foods and ornamental plants).