Topic: Syria

  • JHR statement on earthquakes affecting Turkey & Syria

    TORONTO, February 12, 2023: We at Journalists for Human Rights express our deep sympathy and solidarity with communities in Turkey and Syria affected by the devastating earthquakes of February 5-6, 2023. We wish to inform our supporters that all JHR staff members in Gaziantep are physically safe at this time. However, they have incurred heavy

  • TURKEY: Gaziantep University reintroduces Arabic language instruction for Syrian students

    There are currently more than 500,000 Syrians of university-going age in Turkey. However, their access to education is complicated. Due to language barriers, Syrian students face difficulties in integrating into the mainstream Turkish education system and rely on the few universities that offer Arabic language instruction. When Gaziantep University stopped offering Arabic-language classes in 2020,

  • TURKEY: Roundtable puts the spotlight on women in Syrian media

    Funding limitations and conservative social norms were identified as key reasons for the continued low participation of Syrian women in diaspora media in Turkey at the latest JHR roundtable, held in Gaziantep on August 9.  Twenty-eight representatives of Syrian media outlets and decision-makers took part in the discussion on improving women’s representation in newsrooms; the

  • TURKEY: JHR partner Radio Nasaeem connects Syrian women with legal services

    On World Radio Day, JHR is proud to share a powerful success story emerging from our work with Radio Nasaeem in Turkey: the establishment of a first-of-its-kind refugee and migrant rights centre by the Turkish Bar Association that will pursue legal cases for Syrians and organize research, awareness-building and training activities for the protection of

  • TURKEY: JHR partner Radio Nasaem unpacks GBV laws for Syrian diaspora in #16days webinar

      For the 16 days of activism for the elimination of gender-based violence, JHR partner Radio Nasaem conducted a live webinar focused on the laws governing the prosecution of GBV crimes in Turkey and Syria. The discussion began with an explanation of the judicial process from the filing of a complaint to the final decision

  • Women’s health in the Syrian diaspora: lack of awareness of family planning

        By Nisreen Anabli Soumaya pointed at her baby boy in a picture. He passed away few months ago in a hospital in Gaziantep in Turkey. He had a malignant disease. Says the 31-year-old Syrian refugee: “I have four girls. He was my only boy. I lost him a little while ago.” Eyed was

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