Sexy Lingerie Cause a Sensation in Syria

Audio slideshow produced during an IWPR workshop for young Syrian journalists held in Damascus, November 2009.

Sexy Lingerie Cause a Sensation in Syria

Audio slideshow produced during an IWPR workshop for young Syrian journalists held in Damascus, November 2009.

Friday, 19 March, 2010

Daring and sometimes bizarre women’s underwear is causing a sensation in Syria, although women in public continue to dress conservatively. Some believe the reason is that society still considers a woman’s role to be pleasing her husband.

It may be fruit-flavoured or designed to vibrate, or part of a uniform like a maid’s. Or it may be lacy or sexy, or designed for a bride. It has certainly taken off.

This multimedia piece was produced during an IWPR workshop for young Syrian journalists held in Damascus, November 2009.

Trainer: Don Duncan
Editor: Raed Rafei
Project manager: Susanne Fischer

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