International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on 8th of March each year to honor women and their contributions to the community. It is a day to recognize their great efforts and gains; to recall their benevolence and strive throughout the years.
Out of the belief of the important role women play in the community and in honor to women’s contribution, the Syrian Society for Social Development team, Lama’et Dahab, conducted an event “Equality for a Better Tomorrow” celebrating international women’s day at Al-Zahira Center, Damascus, with the participation of 88
Ms. Huda is 34 years old and has four daughters. She used to live in Babilah where, in accordance with local customs, she married at 15 a young man aged 21. He was unemployed, living in his parents’ home, and even receiving his pocket money from his mother, which gave the latter tremendous power over the couple.
A number of awareness sessions and recreational activities were held at the Nabd Community Centre, as well as in the Salkhad area and surrounding villages to raise awareness about gender-based violence and other related issue. The occasion was seized to introduce the 16-day campaign against GBV, why the campaign was launched and for what purposes.
With a view to raising awareness about GBV-related issues, emphasizing the rejection of thisand all forms of violence, introducing the concept and types of GBV, discussing its causes and consequences, proposing solutions to reduce it, and stressing the importance of reporting in cas
To empower juveniles to find a job after leaving the Female Juvenile Center in Damascus,SSSD in cooperation with UNFPA conducted vocational training courses in the center, namely, hair stylist and wool knitting.
Hair stylist course
“Even though I am happy with my life and my husband provides me with everything I need. Due to the fact that my parents forced me into marriage at the age of 15, I find myself against the idea of child marriage,” according to a beneficiary from Aman Community Center, Zibdiyye, Aleppo.
Wafaa is a 51-year-old woman, married, with two daughters, who used to live in Jobar and work as an elementary teacher. The family suffered from financial hardships, the husband had to sell the house and buy a small house in Jaramana. During the crisis, the house was completely destroyed by a mortar shell.