Change begins with awareness
Learn more about life in a war-zone from a different perspective, a woman’s.
Syria is a country far away to most Americans, like Iraq and Afghanistan were more than a decade ago, distant places with no relation to us. We read the headlines unemotionally – Dozens dead as Assad’s forces storm coastal village, Assad’s forces push to retake Damascus suburb. As with all wars, especially those that are civil wars – a term odd enough for its clear misnomer – we tend to turn our attention away. The carnage and disruption is none of our business. It is soldiers’ business; it is the mess of far-off governments gone awry. We are distracted. Our favorite show is on television tonight and our daughter needs help with her homework. Read more