On the occasion of International Women's Day, the Juzoor Association for Development today honored 9 distinguished women who were able to overcome difficulties and achieve their dreams in various fields, during an event entitled "A Butterfly of Iron" at the Cultural Center in Mezze.
The honorable women presented their success stories that they had achieved with determination and will, as Naglaa Burghul, 78, a student in the last year of the Libraries Department at Tishreen University, showed in a statement to SANA that she defied the difficulties and fulfilled her dream of entering the university at this age.
Abeer Ammar, a migrant woman from Harasta, stated that she sells sweets on a cart in Damascus to support her orphan children and is proud of that, while Juha's company considered that her work to load vegetables and fruits on a car in the Al-Hal market for 18 years has given her confidence and determination to give to her family.
Juhaina Al-Khater, from Daraa, explained that she followed the education stages of her son with a hearing impairment until he reached the College of Education, where she accompanied him to the university, along with her work as a school, while Suheir Abu Hamdan succeeded in establishing the first car wash in Sweida, with women working only and providing services to female drivers.
Ghosoun Idris, a martyr's mother, talked about her work winding engines with a peaceful mill and her determination to succeed, especially since this work is considered by many to be the preserve of men, stressing that willpower makes the impossible, while Nasreen and affection pointed out that disability did not prevent her from working as a teacher at the Hope Institute for the Disabled in Damascus.
Kenana Al-Bunni, a public taxi driver, indicated that strong will is what a woman needs to achieve what she wants, while Suheir Hazaa from Deir Ezzor pointed out that she is proud of being the first woman to work in collecting water bills.
President of the Kholoud Roots Association, Rajab stated in a statement to SANA that the aim of the event is to shed light on women who have been able to break the stereotype of women and work in non-traditional professions and leave a positive impact on society.
On the sidelines of the event, a documentary introductory film was shown about the work of the honorable women and the people who support them, as the artist, Wafa Mousalli, confirmed in a speech during the event that these cases and stories are a source of inspiration and pride for all, and the success recorded for Syrian women.
The United Nations adopted International Women's Day on the 8th of March of each year.