Syrian Women Turned Pains of War into Hope

Syrian women have never skimped on their homeland and they have been active in urging their sons to defend the homeland, which is more precious than anything else. They have worked in all fields of life challenging difficult circumstances the country is going through.

This is what Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Rema Qadri said during a press conference held Wednesday in Damascus on the occasion of the International Women's Day (IWD), which is celebrated on March 8 every year.

The Minister made it clear that Syrian women have offered a different kind of confrontation manifested in their diligent and serious work , saluting the Syrian women who translated steadfastness into action and gave outstanding examples of success and work.

Effective Participation of Women in Political Life Indicates Progress of Society

DAMASCUS, (ST)- Effective presence of women in the political life of a country indicates the progress of its society, participants in a workshop, organized by the Ministry for National Reconciliation Affairs in Damascus, said on Monday.

Political empowerment of women and helping them to occupy decision-making positions were the main topics of the workshop which was held with the participation of representatives of civil society associations as well as political parties and social figures.

New Procedures Taken to Regulate work process in Homs

In the light of the crises experienced by Syria and in an attempt to regulate work mechanisms, construction and the ability to meet the needs of the citizens all over the country, the government has paid special interest for management and work development within the state's institutions.

From this point of view the Minister of Local Administration and Environment Engineer Hussein Makhlouf, issued resolution No.432, date of 06.02.2017 containing the appointment of Mr. Mohammed Hassan al-Najjar director of the city of Homs. The tasks of this newly created position in the province is to work as an executive management of the City Council's departments and setting the strategic plans for the work process within the administrative unit.

Syrian Government Keen on Reactivating Civil Society

Minister of State for Federations and Organizations Affairs Dr. Salwa Abdullah and members of the board of directors of the Syriac  archbishopric-affiliated Relief and Development Center have debated possibility of carrying out the center's programs during the current year.

The debate, held Thursday, comes within the government's plan to reactivate the role of civil society in the advancement of Syrian society, according to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA).

The agency quoted the minister as saying: " Relief and Development Center is a youth initiative that has a long experience in humanitarian work and it has carried out many projects as it has a big number of volunteers in different  fields such as supporting rural woman and offering medical services."

Syria, DRC Sign MOU to Support Social Programs

Syrian Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs and the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) signed Wednesday a Memorandum of Understanding to support social programs in Syria.

The MOU provides for carrying out works related to the development of activities and programs of social care services and to offering humanitarian aid to war-affected persons inside Syria, according to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA).

The agency quoted Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Rema Qadri as saying that the MOU includes serious cooperation to empower persons through capacity building programs and rehabilitation of social care centers affiliated to the ministry.

First Lady Meets, Congratulates Winners of Syrian Scientific Olympiad

DAMASCUS- First Lady, Mrs. Asma Al-Assad on Monday met and congratulated the winners of the Syrian Scientific Olympiad, the competitions of which were held in Damascus yesterday.

Though Syria is facing a heinous terrorist war, it keeps encouraging initiatives, distinguished academic performance and innovation.

Earlier in the day, under the patronage of Mrs. Asma Al-Assad, a ceremony was held on Monday at Dar al-Assad for Culture and Arts in Damascus to honor and award the winners of the first places in the final competition of the Syrian Scientific Olympiad in mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, and IT.

'Tomorrow Belongs to Us' Project Hold Graduation Ceremony for 49 Young Media Trainees

Management of 'Tomorrow Belongs to Us' project has held graduation ceremony for youths who participated in media training course in the presence of Governor of Damascus, Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Ministers of Information and Higher Education, Secretary of the Baath Arab Socialist Party and several members of parliament and officials.

The ceremony, held recently in the Damascus Opera House, included a scene performed by journalism team working in a virtual television channel plus distribution of certificates among 49 youths, according to the Damascus-based al-Watan newspaper, published today.