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Cheshire Federation of WIs : Souriyat Across Borders
27th May @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
We have the pleasure in welcoming three women from Syrian Women Across Borders – Samera Zeitoun, Samara Atassi and Bara’ah al Dalati. All are Syrian born women now living in the North West. Each have a different story to tell but what unites them is the work they have and continue to do to help women and families who are refugees due to the war in Syria.
Samera and Samara are two of the five founding members of SAB, Souriyat across Borders, a charity they set up in Jordan to provide rehabilitation, education and empowerment to women and youth with disabilities. Bara’ah was a humanitarian worker in Syria before she had to leave her family behind and is now the Programme Director of SAB in the UK. Much of their work is in Zaatari, Jordan, currently the largest camp for Syrian refugees.
We are all vaguely aware of the recent history of Syria and are privileged to be able to hear from these three women whose lives have been changed completely. They have challenged cultural norms and broken stereotypes and are on a mission to raise awareness of their work.
What will be interesting is to hear of the many shared values they have with the WI but also how these women will inspire you with their stories. This will surely be an interesting informative evening for us all.