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 […]

“We cannot remain silent,” say fifty Syrian women at United Nations

“We cannot remain silent,” say fifty Syrian women at United Nations

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) United Nations, Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: The voice of Syrian women must be heard in all efforts to resolve the civil war that is tearing their country apart, a United Nations-sponsored conference declared on January 13, stressing that women’s participation is vital in shaping a peaceful future for the strife-wracked Middle Eastern […]

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 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 […]

Critical sexual violence causes mass exodus in Syria

Critical sexual violence causes mass exodus in Syria

Oliver Holmes – WNN Breaking (WNN/TLW) Beirut, LEBANON: Syria’s civil war is unleashing a “staggering humanitarian disaster”, sending hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing to neighbouring countries, many of them citing fear of rape, an aid agency said on Monday. The New York-based International Rescue Committee (IRC) said Syrian refugees interviewed in Lebanon and Jordan […]

Syria: Getting Away Legally With Assaulting Women

Syria: Getting Away Legally With Assaulting Women

Rebecca Murray- IPS – Monday, 13 December, 2010 (originally published 10 Dec) DAMASCUS, Dec 10, 2010 (IPS) – Iman Wannouss was just 21 years old when she was married off to a close relative. For the next two decades she gave up her work and raised three children in a loveless and violent marriage. “He […]