International Women's Day 2017
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Three stories give a rare insight into a side of Syria often absent from the news.
Known as “the troublemaker” by her friends, Ahed was at the vanguard of the demonstrations in Aleppo against both Assad’s government and the Islamic State. Despite the beatings and humiliation meted out by both forces, she continued to devote herself to relief work and activism.
SYRIA STORIES - WOMEN'S BLOG
Women are among the hardest-hit by the war in Syria, yet many play vital roles in the struggle for human rights, gender equality, reconciliation and social justice. The Syria Stories Women’s Blog provides a space for female writers to share their experiences of conflict and daily life both in Syria or as refugees abroad.