On Monday, the Women Empowerment Conference was held in Baghdad, in coordination with international and Iraqi female figures. The conference seeks to encourage women to have bigger political roles in Iraqi politics.
Sponsored by the Syrian Women's Council and UN Women, a workshop which seeks to set the priorities for women in Syria was recently held. The attendees stress the importance of re-establishing the high status of women in Syrian society post-ISIS.
Local media in Syria has been increasingly highlighting the significant role of women in reviving the community. While this has opened up many opportunities for women to work in both media and in other sectors, the true perception of women's role in society is still falling short.