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 women will join peace talks at UN Geneva

Syrian women will join peace talks at UN Geneva

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) United Nations Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: As incidences of intimidation, exploitation, early marriage and sexual assault rise for Syrian women and girls during the conflict in the region, Syrian women are now pushing back against the trauma of war in hopes of gaining their own form of empowerment. Syrian actress Ms. Nanda […]

Syria’s refugees face numerous landmine dangers as they flee into northern Iraq

Syria’s refugees face numerous landmine dangers as they flee into northern Iraq

WNN Breaking (WNN) Denver, Colorado, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Fleeing the Syrian conflict isn’t getting any easier. In the past month approximately 59,000 Syrians have fled to northern Iraq, says Mines Advisory Group (MAG) in  a new release outlining current conditions. The trek from Syria to the Kurdistan region in Iraq is not a safe one. […]

Escaping conflict is now harder than ever for displaced Syrians

Escaping conflict is now harder than ever for displaced Syrians

Refugees International – WNN Improve It (WNN/RI) Hatay, TURKEY, WESTERN ASIA: With at least two million Syrians now living in neighboring countries, refugees are struggling to cope with life in exile and aid agencies, host communities, and receiving countries are overwhelmed by myriad assistance challenges. One of the greatest problems confronting Syrians in Lebanon and […]

Syria women in transition: From revolution to survival

Syria women in transition: From revolution to survival

Rochelle Jones for AWID – WNN Improve It (WNN) Washington, D.C., UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: In an AWID – Association for Women’s Rights in Development interview Rajaa Altalli, co-founder and Public Relations Director of the CCSDS – Center for Civil Society and Democracy in Syria talks about the impacts of Syria’s humanitarian crisis on women, their priority shift […]

Advocates say: Girl children hit hardest in Syrian crisis

Advocates say: Girl children hit hardest in Syrian crisis

WNN Breaking (WNN/RW) Damascus, SYRIA, MIDDLE EAST: Aid agency World Vision is voicing concerns that the risk of girls as young as 12 being married could increase, as parents who flee Syria struggle to protect their children amid a deepening humanitarian crisis. Reports from aid agencies and UN bodies show some parents taking refuge in […]

SYRIA: Infant breastfeeding can “save lives” says world agencies

SYRIA: Infant breastfeeding can “save lives” says world agencies

WNN Breaking (WNN/RW) Aman, JORDAN: The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) along with the UN Refugee Agency, the World Health Organization and two global NGOs – Non-Governmental Organizations are strongly urging those involved in funding, planning and implementing the emergency response to the Syria crisis to avoid unnecessary illness and death in children by promoting […]