International Widows’ Day

Daad is a 41-year-old mother of 5 and a widowed Syrian refugee who endured many losses in the past years. She fled the war in Syria after an explosion that destroyed her home and killed her husband. As she grieved the death of her life partner, she had to witness the death of her eldest son which urged her to come all the way to Lebanon searching for safety and hope for her little ones.

Daad participated in a women-empowerment project with URDA a couple of years ago where she received crochet training. Her love for crochet, motivated her to train young girls in her refugee camp so they can use such enjoyable activity for their own benefit. Daad believes that crochet is not only a hobby but also a way to escape the darkness of life to a world full of colors.

On the occasion of International Widows’ Day, we salute all the great widows who refused to remain invisible and work every day to improve their present conditions and secure a more promising future for themselves and their families.

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