The Washington Post writes on Monday that women are being impacted heavily in the massacres taking place in Syria, and in return they are making an even bigger impact on the dialogue of peaceful protest. A crowd of men and women gathered Monday in mass protest against the massacre that took place the day before. Many women did not wear hijabs, a facial covering traditionally worn by women in that area.
Here’s a video of them protesting this week chanting anti-government slogans:
Here’s actress-turned activist Fadwa Sulayman, also seen without a hijab, talking about a hunger strike in which she is participating in order to draw attention to the violent repression by state agents in Syria:
In the video, the Fadwa calls for more protests outside of the embassies and hunger strikes to support the freedom of speech by the people against state agents.