Women, the new leaders.

The first image with the three doctors took place during a conference on the Arabic language day

I took the second photograph  while sitting on the back seat of the bus.

The final image is of me tutoring university students.

The one thing that all these photographs have in common is that there are no longer men in the country. You can notice how most of the people in these photographs are either women or elderly men. Everyone who visits the university asks where all the male students are because all men fled and the only people left are women.This is something that everyone noticed, even when we take the local bus or walk in the streets, there are no men.You will either see women or old men. Men have disappeared from the country, they were forced to either migrate or travel. This is a very important issue that everyone who walks in Syria has noticed during this crisis.



9 thoughts on “Women, the new leaders.

  1. That’s so true and sad, I remember last time visiting I clearly noticed this issue, but inshaAllah once it’s settled men will comeback and build every aspect alongside with the women, thanks for sharing this vital subject.

    1. One can only hope that the drive and dreams that these men have of going back home and rebuilding it remain.. The true fact that elders have always feared is that once they leave, they will not want to go back…

  2. Thank God women are strong and will keep your country working until their men return to rebuild your beautiful country and people…’

  3. It is very sad to hear that young men barely exist in the country but at the same time glad the the women have stepped in to fill the gaps to keep the country going as best as it can in such situations!

  4. While reading this article a quote by Eleanor Roosevelt (a former first lady in the United States) popped up in my head. “A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.”

  5. It’s inspiring to hear that when the going gets tough women unite together to teach, learn, and be that helping hand for others in need. To all the women out there stay strong and keep striving to achieve your dreams and one day in the future your men will return to stronger women than the ones they thought they had left behind…

  6. It’s interesting to see how the feminist agenda (if you want to call it like that) manages to transcend over all the conflict Syria is having right now. It says loads about female figures, as some people may consider that female empowerment should not be a priority at these times.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *