Women organize themselves in Deir ez-Zor

After the liberation of Deir ez-Zor from IS rule by the SDF, the women of the region organize themselves.

Following the liberation of Deir ez-Zor from the Islamic State (IS) by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), women from the region are carefully building organized structures. This work has great influence, especially on the women who were forced by ISIS to wrap themselves in black veils and lead a life as slaves.

Meeting point for the women is the women's center, in which problems are discussed and solved and educational work takes place. Since the center was opened, 250 women have filed complaints. 200 of the cases are now closed, and in 50 cases the investigation is still ongoing.

Aischa El-Nehar belongs to the management of the Women's Center. The time of IS rule was particularly difficult for women, she says: "After the liberation by the SDF, however, the women have enthusiastically re-joined the social life. Many now work in women's councils and communes. They also assume responsibility for military and political work.”