Maryam Saleh, Media Fellow for CSSD working group Religion and the Global Framing of Gender Violence, explores the tangible shift many Syrian women living in Turkey have experienced over the last seven years. As a result of the ongoing conflict in Syria which began in 2011, many Syrian women have found themselves having unexpectedly frank conversations about the political and cultural forces that have stymied their growth. Saleh’s article uncovers how women have been able to renegotiate their social standing and push back against patriarchal norms due to the various factors brought on by the war.
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Maryam Saleh is a recipient of a media fellowship from CSSD working group Religion and the Global Framing of Gender Violence. After participating in an international workshop with scholars and activists hosted at the Columbia Global Center in Amman, the media fellows traveled to the Middle East to research stories that could reframe understandings of the relationship between gender violence and religion.