In a new podcast series, Syria Direct presents the experiences of displaced Syrians.
This week, Syria Direct will be launching its new podcast, Thawriyya. Produced by Syria Direct and funded by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), the podcast series follows the lives of five Syrian women activists.
Amman- Speaking in a hushed voice so as not to disturb his sleeping bunkmates, Mohammad al-Zu’bi recounted a tired story of exile that knows no end.
Amman- Eight years after the outbreak of the Syrian Revolution, Syria’s civil war remains one of the most important issues facing the international community. The world is still occupied with the “Syrian Refugee question,” a question whose answer is found not only in policy, but also in the deeply touching stories that Syrians carry with them on their journey to a better life. Many of these stories are being heard for the first time.
Syria’s 2011 uprising gave hundreds of Syrian journalists a new voice to tell their country’s story. But have men and women been given an equal voice? What if the language we use to describe Syrian issues is, in and of itself, biased? What if we’re missing half the story?
For Syrian pianist and singer Salam Susu, music is about more than just a career.
As a stateless Palestinian from Syria who has spent the past eight years in exile since fleeing her home—first in Algeria and now in Denmark—Samara Sallam often finds herself grappling with questions of identity and belonging.
Cooking startups have gained popularity among Syrian refugee women in Jordan as an alternative source of income, with economic conditions increasingly difficult for many families and international aid dwindling.
Hop onto any one of the public minibuses parked on the street outside, and you can be in Damascus in about an hour or two. It’s one of many reminders of home here at Women Now, a center run by Syrian women refugees in Lebanon’s Beqaa Valley.
Mental health support for Syrian refugees is an important focus for civil society organizations in Jordan. But over the course of the Syrian conflict, traditional methods of psychological care have begun to lose their effectiveness, pushing Syrian women refugees to instead look for projects that focus on empowering themselves.