We Honor the Women of Syria on International Women’s Day
Today the world celebrates International Women’s Day.
We honor and respect all women of the world, but especially the strong women of Syria.
The mothers, grandmothers, and daughters of Syria have endured the worst of situations, yet still strive to make the lives of their families, neighbors, and their own better.
The theme this year is “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”.
What better examples of this than Syrian women as White Helmets, medics, protesters, teachers, heads of household, and camp organizers?
Syrian women are proud and extremely strong, both mentally and physically. Daily life is a serious challenge during a brutal war that seems unending.
Every Syrian woman has been touched by tragedy–the murder, maiming, arrest, detainment, disappearance, torture, or displacement of a loved family member.
Syrian women have taken over what were men’s chores in the past, as they don’t have as many men around to help.
From the caretakers who keep the fires burning in tent camps and in homes, to the brave protesting Assad and Putin, those who pull survivors from the rubble left by bombs, to the women who hold the children and keep them warm–WE SALUTE YOU!
Without women, none of us would be here.
Women are the very fiber of life and living.
Syrian women deserve recognition and serious support, today and every day. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, for all that you do. You are appreciated and admired.
Happy International Women’s Day!