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Syria’s Rebellious Women | IWPR

A series of IWPR film screenings this month is giving audiences in London, Washington and New York a rare insight into a side of Syria that is often absent from the news.

The short documentaries made by IWPR’s Syria coordinator and award-winning journalist Zaina Erhaim highlight the challenges facing women living and working in rebel-held parts of Syria.

Made over a period of 18 months in northern Syria, the films tell the individual stories of a diverse group of strong, resilient women. As well as facing the constant threat of bombing by the Assad government’s air force, they women must battle the conservative traditions of a male-dominated society, aggravated by a militarized environment as so many civilians have fled.

Source: Syria’s Rebellious Women | Institute for War & Peace Reporting

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