Publisher: Research Center For Management and Social Studies (rcmss)

Women In Conflict Zones: The Case of Syria Civil War

Aemro Tenaw
KEYWORDS: WOMEN IN CONFLICT ZONES: THE CASE OF SYRIA CIVIL WAR

ABSTRACT:

The article is aimed at assessing the role of women in Syria conflict. In many societies, women are assumed and workout very little power. However, the role, position and power of women in society often change in through conflict. Thus, Conflict can transform roles, responsibilities and opportunities for women. Despite women have been exposed to arbitrary detention, enforced disappearances, torture, sexual violence, being taken as hostages and summary executions,  however, Syrian women should not be noticed merely as passive victims of the conflict. Many Syrian women have participated in protests and organized gatherings in support of the victims of the conflict. Female lawyers, students, journalists, and political and human rights activists played a distinctive role in this period and continue to be active throughout civil society networks. A number of women are also involved in delivering humanitarian aid to victims of the armed conflict, Internal Displaced People, and refugees. They also undertake key roles in ensuring the survival of their families in the midst of chaos and destruction and in the grassroots Peace building movements in their post-conflict communities. Thus, even if women were subject to gender based violence’s they had different roles in Syria conflicts like as a combatant, as a victim and peace builders. 

The article is aimed at assessing the role of women in Syria conflict. In many societies, women are assumed and workout very little power. However, the role, position and power of women in society often change in through conflict. Thus, Conflict can transform roles, responsibilities and opportunities for women. Despite women have been exposed to arbitrary detention, enforced disappearances, torture, sexual violence, being taken as hostages and summary executions,  however, Syrian women should not be noticed merely as passive victims of the conflict. Many Syrian women have participated in protests and organized gatherings in support of the victims of the conflict. Female lawyers, students, journalists, and political and human rights activists played a distinctive role in this period and continue to be active throughout civil society networks. A number of women are also involved in delivering humanitarian aid to victims of the armed conflict, Internal Displaced People, and refugees. They also undertake key roles in ensuring the survival of their families in the midst of chaos and destruction and in the grassroots Peace building movements in their post-conflict communities. Thus, even if women were subject to gender based violence’s they had different roles in Syria conflicts like as a combatant, as a victim and peace builders. 
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