Women in the World: #HopeforSyria

Girls' Globe

Photo Credit: Save the Children, Hedin Halldorsson, European Commission, Flickr Creative Commons Photo Credit: Save the Children, Hedin Halldorsson, European Commission, Flickr Creative Commons

Before dawn creeps over the horizon, a woman wakes to the distant sound of fighting. She turns over to watch her two daughters sleeping peacefully on their small bed. For a moment, life seems serene and unshaken. Her husband was killed in the fighting and she was forced to flee her home country of Syria. Displaced, confused and without a steady income she fights daily for survival. Each day, she fearfully walks with her girls to the market to buy food rations. The likelihood of them being attacked or sexually assaulted is high. Aside from this morning stroll, the majority of their day is spent in their small shelter on the outskirts of town.

Violence is around every corner.

According to the United Nations, 9 million people have been displaced by the war in Syria that began nearly four…

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