Manual professions .. creativity and art

She masters all kinds of manual and traditional professions and works hard and actively to pass on her experiences to everyone who wants to learn it, whether women or children. She is a trainer of manual professions in the Rajaa Association for Special Needs "Nazmiyeh Melhem Ismail" who gave this particular category special care.

Nazmiyeh Melhem is a trainer of handcrafts and a board member in the Handicrafts Association of the Craftsmen Union and a board member of the Heritage Revival Society in Draikish City in addition to being a member of the life skills team of the Ministry of Culture since the beginning of the war on Syria.

Melhem confirms in an interview with her that she worked to train more than 400 women and girls through the  farmers union and the union of craftsmen and the women’s union previously on the profession of sewing and drawing on the glass, and she has many participations in the exhibitions held with the Ministry of Tourism and Culture and the Basil Gallery and within the cultural centers in Baniyas,Dreikish, Sheikh Badr, and permanent participation in the Sheikh Saleh Al-Ali Festival and the annual exhibition of the Association of Manual Professions.

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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.