Today girls face greatest impacts under global conflict

Today girls face greatest impacts under global conflict

“Conflict can take away everything. But it can never take away your knowledge,” – Young refugee and education activist To help raise awareness on challenges that children affected and uprooted by conflict face in accessing school, UNICEF has been working with Muzoon Almellehan, a 19-year-old Syrian refugee and education activist. Human Rights News – United […]

Meet the Kurdish Women Fighting ISIS in Syria

Meet the Kurdish Women Fighting ISIS in Syria

NBCNews – Thursday, 11 Sept 2014 (originally published 10Sept) In the dry and desolate land along Syria’s northeastern border, thousands of young Kurdish women have taken up arms to protect their people against attacks from Bashar Assad’s government, ISIS militants and the al Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front. Some 7,000 volunteer soldiers have joined the Women’s Protection […]

UN continues to help child victims of Syrian conflict

UN continues to help child victims of Syrian conflict

WNN Radio On Air (WNN/UNR) United Nations, NEW YORK, AMERICAS: A global petition which encourages people across the world to voice outrage at the devastating impact on children of an ongoing civil war in Syria, launched by the UN last February still needs your signature and action. The appeal has come from UNICEF, the UN […]

Syrian women face war conflict amid marriage offers

Syrian women face war conflict amid marriage offers

Editors Dominic Evans & Angus MacSwan for TRF – WNN Justice (WNN/TRF) Damascus, SYRIA, WESTERN ASIA: A young Syrian woman hides a secret from all but her family and closest friends, knowing that within days she will have to share it with the man she hopes to wed. Late last year the 32-year-old woman was seized by security […]

Huge mega-billboards in New York & Tokyo show Syria's ongoing crisis up-close

Huge mega-billboards in New York & Tokyo show Syria's ongoing crisis up-close

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: The United Nations has drawn on the bustling energy of two of the world’s most fabled crossroads – New York City’s Times Square and Tokyo’s Shibuya crossing – to spotlight the ongoing struggle of besieged civilians trapped amid Syria’s civil war, launching a “flashmob” and simultaneously showing […]

UN with OPCW move ahead on removal of Syrian chemical weapons

UN with OPCW move ahead on removal of Syrian chemical weapons

WNN Breaking (WNN) United Nations, New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: After a closed door meeting with the United Nations General Assembly yesterday in New York there is good news concerning the removal and destruction of Syria’s toxic chemical weapons. Sigrid Kaag, Special Coordinator of the Joint Mission of the OPCW and the UN to eliminate […]

Theatre transforms trauma into art for Syrian women actors in 'The Trojan Women'

Theatre transforms trauma into art for Syrian women actors in 'The Trojan Women'

Heather McRobie with openDemocracy – WNN Features (WNN/OD) Amman, JORDAN, WESTERN ASIA: In December 2013 a small group of volunteers organized a production of ‘SYRIA: The Trojan Women’ with female Syrian refugees now living in Jordan. novelist, journalist and PhD candidate at Oxford University Heather Katherine McRobie speaks to two of the organizers, Charlotte Eagar […]

Syrian woman human rights attorney still missing from Damascus

Syrian woman human rights attorney still missing from Damascus

WNN Breaking (WNN) Damascus, SYRIA, WESTERN ASIA: An abduction in Syria continues to go unsolved as 36-year-old Syrian human rights attorney and peace activist, Ms. Razan Zaitouneh  became part of the statistics herself that she was gathering inside Syria. Now part of ‘the missing’ inside her country Zaitouneh was forcefully taken away with three other […]

A Syrian woman’s remarkable story is not exceptional

A Syrian woman’s remarkable story is not exceptional

Robin Yassin-Kassab – National – Wednesday, 15 January 2014 (originally published 13 Jan) Our car turns through the crowded alleyways of single-story breezeblock houses; it is foggy with coal smoke on this icy morning. This is the poorest quarter of Reyhanli, a Turkish town just across the Syrian border, and it’s crammed with Syrian refugees. […]

SYRIA: Protecting women & families vital as bombing continues

SYRIA: Protecting women & families vital as bombing continues

WNN Breaking (WNN) Aleppo, SYRIA ARAB REPUBLIC, WESTERN ASIA: As Syrian women and their families reel following the barrage of bombs dropped on the city of Aleppo those who are able to leave the region are trying to get out. In recent weeks, up to Christmas Day, over 400 deaths have been recorded as over […]

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