SWN

The Syrian Women and the Civil Society

Salma Aldimashki There is no civil marriage in Syria, where the Law of Personal Status is based on the Islamic religion and the seven courts are: The Sharia Courts, The Doctrine Dorzi Court, The Orthodox Court, The Catholic Court, The Syriac Court, The Anglican Court and the Court of Musaweiya Sect. As for the ecclesiastical law, it deals in detail …

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The Syrian Phoenix

Nibal Zeitouneh The Syrian woman is not well, nor was she before the revolution. The most out of all that aggrieve her right was the social and religious authority represented by the ‘Sheikh’ however he is young, how then if he is the Grand Sheikh of all. That authority has already taken its legislation from the political authority in the …

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Silent Violence against Woman

Salwa Zakzak Salma and Mariam are going into two fierce battles of getting divorced. Mariam is a girl aged 26, the second wife for a young guy aged 30. When Mariam decided to get married to her colleague at work, everybody blamed her the thing also that was completely refused by her father. However, she threatened to get married regardless …

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(Thurayya Al-Hafez Is One of the Pioneers of Women’s Rights and the Liberation Movement in Syria (1911-2000

Thurayya Al Hafez is considered one of the most significant Syrian pioneers. She was born in Damascus 1911, the daughter of the struggler Amin Lutfi Al-Hafez, one of the May 6th martyrs. She studied in Damascus and worked at school administration, she continued the struggle against the French colonization of Syria (following the example of her father) especially after the …

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Women Behind Bars

  Salma Aldimashki Perhaps I don’t have the right to talk on her behalf. What urges me to talk now is her young age, her mass experience and her inability to talk. Probably, one day, she will relate her story in details illustrating the names, dates, and episodes. However, I am only going to relate some incidents so that they won’t …

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“The Mardinian School in Damascus … “A Women’s Creativity

At the year of (610 Hijri) Ezzit Eddin Akhsha Khatoon, the wife of the majestic king ‘Eisa’ the son of the Just king ‘Abi Baker Ayyub’ in 1213 BC has established ‘The Mardinian School’ one of the most wonderful Ayyoubi buildings. The Historian Bashir Zuhdi says : ‘ We don’t bring up anything new when saying that Syria in general …

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War Neurosis and the Confrontment Challenges

  Manar Tezini   The situation of agitation and wars that the Middle East region is living expose people daily to traumatic episodes marked with violence and bloodshed, directly or indirectly, the thing which put them in the forefront of facing a lot of problems and the psychological and physical disorders that appear as a reaction to these episodes. The …

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The Impacts of War Paths and Negotiations on the Relationship between the Syrian Society’s Spectrums

Sahar Hweijeh Years after the useless bloody fight, the Syrian citizen is now seeking the political prospects of the fight run on the Syrian land, and the necessity to put an end to the war which turned into a killing cycle and a massacre inflicting the Syrians, where the Syrians have started to count their losses either in humans or …

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Syrian Women’s Network

The SWN includes democratic, nongovernmental and independent personalities and organizations working on gender equality, stabilization of democracy, human rights, civil peace, and achieving transitional justice, including women in decision making for the prospective Syria, establishing an influential power in the way for democratic change towards reaching free, democratic, united and civil Syria of self-authority. A state of equal citizenship without …

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