Women returning to Raqqa from the al-Hol detention camp face major challenges as they seek to turn the page on their past. While they describe themselves as victims, some of their neighbors still view them as part of the Islamic State.
Women artists are creating and innovating in northwestern Syria, using art as a universal language to convey messages to the world and tackle issues their communities face.
Despite harsh penalties and community efforts to combat so-called “honor killings” in northeastern Syria, women continue to be murdered. How can potential victims be protected, before it is too late?
Women entrepreneurs in opposition-held northwestern Syria are launching successful businesses, at times with microfinancing support from local organizations.
Women journalists in northern Syria—who navigate a wide range of challenges in their work—hope to access professional development opportunities abroad, but are “confined” by borders and a lack of identification documents.
Aspiring female journalists in Idlib face enrollment restrictions at Idlib University and pushback from family members and society.
Crimes against women and girls not only reveal a social crisis, but also lay bare the shortcomings of Syrian law and uneven legal systems in different areas of control.
Blackmail, threats, bullying, harassment: Women working in the public sphere targeted in northern Syria
Women working in the public sphere in northwestern Syria face blackmail, threats and harassment, leading some to limit or abandon their activities as a result.
Social views and media portrayals of disabled women do not reflect their diverse lived realities, writes Syrian journalist and feminist activist Raghda al-Shamiya.
In Damascus, as Syria’s economy spirals and the cost of living soars, some young people are downsizing their weddings, forgoing customs once thought unbreakable, or giving up on getting married altogether.