In support of the International Women’s Day, High Peak Oxfam Group, in cooperation with the Syrian community of Manchester, organised a talk titled ‘Voices from Syria; a Woman’s Point of View’, introducing the reality of women in the Syrian Revolution.
Mrs. Rasha Astewani made a brief presentation of the political situation leading to the revolution in Syria two years ago. Then she talked about the role played by Syrian women in the revolution, from the early signs, through the beginnings, and up to the high cost the women have paid.
After that, Mrs. Aala Elkhani presented the reality of Syrian women in the refugee camps. She exposed some examples of the women’s sufferings because of the cruelty of Assad’s regime that forced them to seek refuge in neighbouring countries. Mrs. Elkhani concluded her presentation with the suffering of Syrian women in the countries of refuge.
Then Dr. Jill Stocks briefly presented the role of Oxfam in helping the Syrian refugees.
At the end of the talk, there was a Q&A session.
‘Voices from Syria; a Woman’s Point of View’ was held in The Source coffee shop, Buxton on 8 March 2013.