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Theme: Think Again!

This event occurred on
December 23, 2021
Damascus, Dimashq

9 female speakers from different cultural and professional backgrounds will share inspiring ideas based on their own thoughts and perspectives, personal views and research on different matters in addition to multiple approaches they followed in their own paths, so we can collectively think again on matters related to women and society in order to enable us to conduct a better reality and lead a better future for our local community and its individuals.

Al-Bassel Amphitheatre, Faculty of Civil Engineering
Baramkeh Street
Damascus, Dimashq, 0000
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Ghalia Altabbaa

Radio host/ Founder of Majd volunteering team
Ghalia Altabbaa is a distiguished Radio host at Al Madina FM and Mix FM. She hosts success local stories from our community in her program "Viva La Vida". Ghalia graduated Faculty of Media and she has worked at private local Syrian radio stations. She is the daughter of Majd Niazi "The first woman in Syria to have found and led a political party", her mother had a major influence on her career and life and her return to Syria from USA, Furthermore, her mother's death caused by lung's cancer was the motivation for her to find a new purpose in life. Ghalia's talk will focus on the restart method she followed in her life's path, in which she has learned to search for the first step that follows the breakdown or the "One that follows the Zero", from the beginning of the Syrian crisis, then her departure to USA and coming back to Syria with major career and life losses, above all her mother's illness and death, and her foundation of Majd campaign to plant one million trees all over Syria.

Roaa Hamze

Radio/Social media programs presenter and producer, websites Editor.
Roaa is an exemplary presenter and producer at Farah FM radio channel, in addition to her own social media program on Facebook called "people's of determination (with disabilities) keys". Despite the fact that Roaa hasn't studied her dream field "Media" at college due to her disability that constraint her movement from her place outside of Damascus city and the difficulties in transportation, but that didn't stop her from developing herself in this field with the support of her family whom included her authentically, until she was given the chance to present her first TV show to become the first show in the Syrian media to include a presenter with disability. She explains more on the value of inclusion that is highly needed in our society, starting from our houses, to educating people on how to include persons with disabilities in our daily lives and activities to even build cities that include them one day so they can best be empowered to express their own potentials and abilities.

Organizing team

H Fendi



Damascus, Syria
  • Ahmad Algshy
  • badr obeid
  • basem anabtawi
  • Khaled Saad
  • Mahmoud Kosa
  • Omar Tesqieh
  • Remaz Alshuqairy
  • Sham Jumaa