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AlJazeera: Syria’s war transformed women’s roles through empowerment

A woman holds a staff while herding sheep.

A decade of conflict is evolving traditional values towards gender roles as death, injury, emigration and disappearance into President Bashar al-Assad’s notorious jails have deprived tens of thousands of families of their male earners.

Women are being thrust into the role of the provider in a way few had experienced previously.

The AlJazeera article cites a report by CARE, which found that while only 4 percent of Syrian families were headed by women before 2011, that figure has now risen to 22 percent.

Read the full story at AlJazeera

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