Seminar on violence against women in Deir ez-Zor

A seminar on violence against women was held in the village of Abu Hamam in the East Syrian region of Deir ez-Zor.

The women's movement in the East Syrian region of Deir ez-Zor organised a seminar in the village of Abu Hamam. The seminar was part of a programme against violence against women which started two days ago and was aimed at a mixed audience.

In an introductory contribution, Sherazad Kasim spoke about the different forms of violence and their psychological and social effects. She pointed out that women are disenfranchised by many long-standing traditions.

The participants then expressed their opinions on the topic and asked questions, which were answered by the speakers.