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Feminine Experiences

The Arab Cultural Centre in Abu Romaneh recently hosted a collective art exhibition under the title of "Feminine Experiences 2" that focused on Syrian woman as a symbol of beauty, love, fertility, hope, happiness and sacrifice. The exhibits highlight the crucial role played by Syrian women at the time of peace and war. The participating artists depicted Syrian women as active participants not only in the details of everyday life, but also in the socio-political fields and in all domains.

The important role played by Syrian women during the past eight years was also brought to light by the participants showing the strong personality of Syrian women and their determination to overcome difficulties and obstacles resulting from the terrorist war launched against the country.

“Hiya & Honna” … [She& She(s)[1] ]

Damascus (ST)_ On Kabbani Theater stage colorful strings hanging from wool balls were awaiting us, a mother weaving a three color wool sweater on a loom for her son Shadi. Those colorful strings were weaved with tears of oppression and loss. The heroine was groaning from deprivation, cruelty and denial of a society that put her in a large prison.  

Kabbani Theater hosted three consecutive shows of “Hiya & Honna” [She& She(s)] play, which is a Lebanese monodrama posing the problem of womanhood in the Arab world; performed by the Lebanese actress Marwa Qarouni and directed and script written by Mashhour Mustafa.

Captain Widad Shuja'a... First Female Syrian pilot

"Captain Widad Shuja welcomes you aboard the Boeing 727, and wishes you a happy and safe journey."  That was the nice delicate female voice coming out of the speakers’ on-board Syrian Airlines plane.

Some passengers felt a sense of pride that a girl from their country was the pilot of a jet plane. Whereas, others were worried about a woman's aptitude to sit in a man's seat. A feeling that accompanied them until the plane landing at Paris Orly Airport.

Captain Widad Shuja'a, a young woman from Syria, has joined the group of Arab girls who have entered this field aptly, as they lead several models of modern jet aircraft on various international routes.

Syrian women proved their success in various fields of life throughout history

Throughout history, Syrian women have always prove to be an example in struggle and courage in various fields of life. They excelled in politics, business, literature, sports, art, medicine and many other domains .They also struggled to get their full rights and imposed her strong personality and raised the name of Syria in national and international forums.

These are some well-known names of Syrian women who later became famous symbols that we are proud of in the present and through ancient and contemporary history:

Nazik Al-Abed

She was an activist, a fighter and a writer. With her determination and strong will, she was one of the first women in Syria who called for women's liberation.

One Woman ….One Hundred Companies

(ST)_ A delicate, gentle and charming woman wearing the Chinese typical dress at the China City pavilion in 61st Damascus International Fair- no she is not the cultural representative of China; she is the General Manager of 100 companies that make China City, in the free zone in Adra city. Syriatimes meet Ms. Zhou Dong Yun, General Manager of China City on the sidelines of Damascus International Fair.

Ms. Zhou Dong Yun supplied Syriatimes with a detailed explanation of China City in the Adra Free zone; which is considered an important Import/Export center for all Chinese merchandises and products in Syria. "It is a get-together, Chinese large companies and industries with Syrian businessmen, bridging the Chinese product with the local trader.