The Problem

Syrian women have escaped violence inside their country and are cut off from their home. Their experiences, in their own voices, are too often left out of the story.

The Solution

Voices from Syria shares untold stories from women who have escaped conflict. Women affected by violent extremism face victimization, but they are also survivors, leaders and activists with the ability to speak directly about their experiences. In 2016, an all-female film crew set out to connect with them and help to raise their voices online. Visit aswat.me to hear them.

Description

This series from Aswat.me features stories about Syrian women’s resilience, leadership, independence and ingenuity to highlight everyday heroines and challenge the perceptions of women and girls in the country. Volume one focuses on access to education, mobility, and work outside the home. Stay tuned for news on a full feature documentary.

Watch the series and share your own experience.

On Aswat.me
Our aim is to support and empower the voices of women and girls across the Middle East. Aswat.me began by listening to what 30,000 anonymous voices told us when asked about issues that impact women. In case you missed it, find out what they said

Developed with

Small Media is an action lab helping the free flow of information and creative expression in closed societies, with training, technology, and research initiatives that focus on Iran.

By the numbers...

Since the start of the conflict in 2011 …
294 syrian women and girls have gone missing
2,006 syrian women and girls have been detained
15,161 syrian women and girls have been killed
2,439,787 syrian women and girls have fled their country

Find out more at aswat.me