TEDxIIT

Two of the Syrian Women at IIT share their thoughts about TEDxIIT: “We are all looking forward to the TEDx event happening tomorrow (April 5th) at IIT. This year, we even have more reasons to be excited about this event, as our Syrian friend Raed Tawil will be there as one of the speakers. This…

To all Syrian mothers…Thank you

Today is March, 21, which is the mother’s day in few countries including Syria. The Syrian mothers had to go through a lot in last three years, nothing is more difficult than a mother seeing her own kids dying or getting injured, or when a mother is in a position where she has to see…

Daughters for Life – and an abundance of gratitude

After a very eventful and life transforming year of my life, I still remain speechless when it comes to all the people that gave me a push forward and provided me with scholarships to follow my dreams and rise to my potential. Today, I would like to thank Dr. Izzeldin Abuleish, the founder of the…

A few words on the International Day of the Girl

Reflections and thoughts from Syrian women at IIT on the International Day of the Girl; we stand with and for our sisters in Syria, Chicago and across globe and dedicate our lives and efforts to the betterment for all girls. In a world where poverty, hunger, and even brutal death are heavily overlooked on a…

Women In Power قوة النساء

إذا أردت أن تدمر شعباً إبدأ بالمرأة فهي نصف المجتمع و تربي النصف الآخر, احرمها من التعليم و اعمل على جهلها و أبعدها عن الثقافة و العلم و ستحصل على مجتمع جاهل” هذه كانت مقولة قرأتها اليوم و قضيت اليوم كله و أنا أفكر بما تعنيه و كم تعبر عن الواقع الذي نعيش فيه. على…

Women in Power

If you want to destroy a country, start with the woman. She is half of the society and she raises the other half. Deprive her from education and keep her away from studying and learning and you will get an ignorant society.” That was a quote I came across today and it stuck to my…