Damascus, SANA- Social Affairs Ministry opened on Thursday a charitable bazaar titled “Women… with Homeland determination” at the Opera House in Damascus.
The event was held in cooperation with the UN Population Fund (UNFPA).
Minister of Social Affairs Kinda al-Shammat said the women participation in the bazaar affirms they are still able to give and resist, affirming that the bazaar embodies the mechanism of empowerment the Ministry seeks to consolidate through its programs to encourage women for productive work.
For her part, Presidential Political and Media Advisor Buthaina Shaaban said the bazaar is a message which underlines that the Syrian people can’t be defeated, adding they are able to overcome difficulties and ordeals through innovation and talents.
Rania al-Ahmar, Director of women development programs at the UNFPA pointed out to the importance of holding shopping events for the woman to help her find an income resource and boost her role in society.
The bazaar includes hand-made products of carpets, wools, and embroideries and silk for three charitable associations.