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Many Syrian women fled the ongoing civil war in Syria, escaping to Turkey. While gender-based violence is a common practice against them, many do not know much about how to report the abuse, local laws, their relevant rights, and options available in Turkey. Despite their fears, Syrian women in Turkey are expressing their experiences to create awareness among refugee and local women as part of the 16 Days of Activism campaign.
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Esma Bekkar, from Syria, has been living in Gaziantep province, Turkey since she and her family escaped from the war in 2017. As part of the 16 Days of Activism campaign, she attended the “Creating a Violence-free World” workshop, implemented by the UN Women Refugee Response Programme in partnership with the Association for Solidarity with Asylum Seekers and Migrants’ (SGDD-ASAM).
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Mürfet Cacul, a mother of three boys, escaped Syria to Gaziantep, Turkey in 2013. Having been exposed to various types of violence in the past, she joined the “Creating a Violence-free World” workshop held as part of the 16 Days of Activism campaign. Cacul expresses her views about how dialogue changed her attitude to violence.
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Distance learning during the COVID-19 pandemic has put Syrian girls at risk of dropping out of school, especially those who don’t have access to the internet and technological devices, increasing the risk of child, early and forced marriage.
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The wings of a bird are often used as a metaphor for gender equality. If both of its wings don’t have the same strength, a bird can lose direction and may not fly. Imagine that same bird flying across oceans, through continents, with no awareness or respect for countries or borders. The metaphor of the bird puts things into a new perspective. The world has expanded and shrunk at the same time. We are more dependent on each other than ever before. The society relies on these exchanges...
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UN Women is inviting non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and academic institutions working in the areas of women’s empowerment, gender equality, violence against women, community engagement, conflict resolution, social inclusion, elimination of violence against women, refugee response and resilience to submit proposals to implement activities and deliver results under respective outputs mentioned in the CFP document targeting Syrian women and host community nationals primarily in...
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Zuke El Hasan* is a Syrian refugee who has been living in Gaziantep, near Turkey’s border with Syria, since 2016. She describes how the SADA Women-only Centre, which provides Turkish language, vocational skills as well as referral and psycho-social support to women in Gaziantep, helped her build self-confidence, learn new skills, and transform herself. The SADA Women-only Centre has been established by UN Women in partnership with the Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality, with financial support from the European Union (EU) Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis and the Government of Japan. The SADA Women-Only Center is serving refugee and host community women in Gaziantep since autumn 2017.
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The protracted humanitarian crisis in Syria has devastating consequences for women and girls. From food insecurity to loss of educational opportunities, lack of safe water or health services, and high rates of gender-based violence, women and girls are facing the brunt of the crisis.
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UN Women announces the results of a comprehensive needs assessment of Syrian women and girls under temporary protection status in Turkey. The assessment uncovers significant gaps in Syrian women’s empowerment and puts forth recommendations to shift gears.
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UN Women, in partnership with Oxfam, is providing support services to women migrants and refugees in two transit centres—Vinojug, at the southern border with Greece and Tabanovce, on the northern border with Serbia. While assisting women refugees and migrants, UN Women is also documenting and disseminating their stories, to inform policies and raise awareness about the specific threats and risks that they face, and to advocate for their rights.