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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.

130 Syrian women hold an exhibition which is the first in its kind in Syria

Under the title "Damascene Visions", Syrian women exhibited at Abo Remmaneh Cultural Center 24 beautiful works engraved by them on copper.   

The works were produced by over 130 painters.

Artisan Ahmed Rateb Al-Daadi, the supervisor of the exhibition, said:"This exhibition is the first of its kind in Syria, and women who are participating in it do not belong to the same specialization."

Our Women on the Ground: Syrian Women are tired of only talking about ‘Women’s Issues’

More and more female Syrian writers, journalists, and artists are offering an alternative voice to the typically male, often autocratic voice that dominates the Middle East. The notion that Syrian women have much more to say than just commenting on their lives as women and on gender issues should be an obvious one, especially in War times.

Now, however, a growing chorus of Syrian women is offering an alternative to the typically male, often oppressive voice that dominates within their own societies (and in Western portrayals of the region). Through a variety of media, from journalism to television to literature, they are undermining the long-held narrative of Arab women as docile and submissive.