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"Hayat" Institution for Ability Building Carries out Activities to Support Women and Youths

A group of Syrian ladies with experience in different domains have joined efforts to make effective change in society, a change that reflects positively on women issues and provides enough support for women to help them employ their capacities. To achieve their goal, these ladies established a social institution called "Hayat" (Life) under a license from the Ministry of Labor and Social Affaris.

Dana Abdeen, head of the institution, talked to SANA about the goals of the institution, clarifying that it aims at building the abilities and enhancing the skills and social awarness of individuals, mainly women and youths.

First Lady Receives Some Martyrs' Families

DAMASCUS, (ST)- Caring for the families of the martyres, who sacrifid themselves to protect the homeland, has been one of the top priorities of the Syrian state.

Within this framework, First Lady, Mrs. Asma Al-Assad on Thursday received a number of families and sons of martyres who sacrificed their souls while fighting terrorism to defend Syria's dignity and sovereignty.

Lattakia's Artificial Intelligence Club a Platform to Get Youths Involved in Syria’s Rebuilding

 "Since the invention of computer, its capability to perform various tasks went on growing exponentially . The artificial intelligence (AI) is a main branch of the computer science that deals with the simulation of intelligent behavior in computer and react like human beings” eng. Hasan Dayoub , Head of the Artificial Intelligence Club of the  Syrian Computer Society (SCS) Lattakia’s branch and Dean of the International  School of Artificial Intelligence in Lattakia said in an interview with the Syriatimes e- newspaper.

 The AI club recently participated in the three-day Global Techstars Startup Weekend  AI Beirut event, organized by the AI club in Beirut in cooperation with the global startup weekend artificial intelligence (GSWAI).

About the event, Dayoub said that Lattakia’s AI club is very proud of taking part in this event, which provided contacts between entrepreneurs, organizing teams and startup communities around the world.

"It was an important experiential learning opportunity for marketers, designers, entrepreneurs and other concerned bodies to  create business and carry out joint projects in the field of AI," according to Dayoub.

16-Day Campaign of Activism to End Gender-Based Violence

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, women's and girls’ rights and empowerment and it is an impediment to the achievement of the goals of sustainable development.

On the occasion of the international  Day for the elimination of violence against women, the Syrian Family Planning Association (SFPA) in cooperation with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPFA)  launched  recently a 16-day campaign for “Ending Violence against Women”  throughout all the Syrian provinces. The campaign was kicked off on the 25th of November  and it lasts till December 10th.

To shed light on this campaign, the Syriatimes e-newspaper interviewed Mr. Ghayath Zaybok, the Executive Director of the Family Planning Association ( FPA) in Lattakia province.

Volunteer Work in Syria, Strategic Partner in Community Development

DAMASCUS – Syria’s volunteers constitute the very core of the civil society and have integral role as key partner in community development in pre-and post-war periods.

On International Volunteer Day which coincides on 5th of December, the UN held a celebration marking this occasion under the theme “Volunteers build Resilient Communities”. It provides a unique opportunity to highly appreciate the efforts exerted by volunteers and non-governmental organizations and their great contributions to the local communities, a report published by SANA said.

First Lady Takes Part in Aamal Celebration Marking International Day of People with Disabilities

First Lady, Mrs. Asama Al-Assad on Monday participated in a celebration held by the Syrian Organization for Persons with Disabilities "Aamal" to highlight the importance of early detection of hearing disabilities and to stress the role of parents and support institutions in this issue.

Center for Supporting and Empowering Syrian Women in Lattakia

"Undoubtedly, women are an integral part of society and it is crucial to recognize their vital  role in sustainable development.  Empowering women would empower the entire society and can have many positive results on social, economic and other aspects of life” Dr. Omar Ballan, the Assistant Representative of the United Nations Population Fund Agency( UNPFA) in Syria said in a statement to the Syriatimes e-newspaper during a UNPFA delegation' visit to the Center for Supporting and Empowering Syrian Women (Women Safe Spaces) in Lattakia province.