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"Syrian Colors" Bazaar is an opportunity for women to develop their handcrafts

"Syrian Colors"was a bazaar which was currently held at the Sheraton hotel in Damascus where women displayed their distinguished handmade products.

About 120 women participated in the bazaar showing various traditional handicrafts including embroidery, soap, jewelry and Christmas supplies such as clothing, sweets, drinks and food.

The bazaar is an opportunity for women and families to visit and buy what they need and to get acquainted with women's handmade products.

An organizer of the bazaar told Syriatimes: "The idea of organizing the bazaar started in 2016. The aim of holding this activity is to encourage women to develop their work and show them to people who are interested".

"We hope that women who produce handmade works try to develop their talents because women are the colors of our country and we are proud of them".

Participant Samar Domit, who displayed recycled things made of plastic and cardboard, said: "recycling old things is a good talent that aims at preserving environment. Every woman is a talent to her home"

Sahar Tabbara, another participant, displayed different kinds of soap  to be used as gifts for all occasions. "I like this kind of handcraft, and I want to do something special in a modern way," she said.

Interviewed by: N.H.Khidr

Young artists celebrate Syrian women through paintings in an exhibition in Homs

Homs,(ST)-The exhibition of amateur artists organized by the (Ecumenical Relations and Development Department) in Homs of the Patriarchate of Antioch and the rest of the Orient for the Greek Orthodox reflected a number of young talents that deserve appreciation and attention, as their paintings have translated the depth of awareness of the 10 participants and their role in supporting social and humanitarian issues.

Zenobia, an art exhibition calls for combating violence against women

Zenobia is an art exhibition organized by Roots Society for Education, Social and Psychological Support in cooperation with the Business Women Committee at Damascus Chamber of Commerce on the occasion of the 16-day campaign for combating violence against woman.

Chairperson of the Society Kholoud Rajab said that the exhibition comes within the framework of combating violence against women, noting that violence against women negatively reflects on men and children.

“It Is Your Right to Speak” is an Initiative that Highlights Women's Rights and Domestic Violence

A group of women courageously and confidently recounted their life experiences and interacted with each other through interactive sessions made available by the campaign entitled “It Is Your Right to Speak”, launched by the Family Planning Association in Homs in cooperation with the United Nations Population Fund on the occasion of the 16-day campaign for “Ending violence against Women" .

Dialogue sessions on a number of topics, including gender-based violence, early marriage, life skills, volunteering, drug prevention, advocacy for rights, sexual health and gender equality, were among the most important topics discussed during the campaign that began on 25th of November and will last until December 10th in all clinics and safe areas in the Women's Development centers of the Association.

16-Day Campaign of Activism for Ending Gender-Based Violence in Syria

Violence against women is one of the most widespread and devastating human rights violations in today’s world. This violence is a barrier to gender-equality, and women’s and girls’ rights and empowerment ..

On 25th of November  each year, the world commemorates the 16-day campaign for “Ending violence against Women" through renewed activities that last till December 10th which marks the International Human Rights Day. This campaign was launched by the United Nations in 1991.

The campaign aims at raising awareness on the importance of combating violence against women and girls as well as supporting and empowering them.