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Opinion: Women have been an essential component of the uprising in Syria


Women, to the disbelief of many critics, have been an essential component of the uprising in Syria, says Rime Allaf. Critics claim that women have been absent from the uprising, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. While they were, by default, absent at the beginning (most protests began in mosques), women have taken an increasingly active role in the uprising against the Assad regime. From indirect participation in the form of sign-making or medical care, to participation in “flash mob” protests, Syrian women have become leaders within the context of the Arab Spring.

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One thought on “Opinion: Women have been an essential component of the uprising in Syria

  1. This is such an inspiring news for me!! Even if women sometimes dont come out in protests, they become a source of encouragement for their men to go in protests.

    Posted by sapphy03 | January 29, 2012, 10:08 pm

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