*”Liberated T”, is a Syrian advocacy campaign that aims to change the negative gender stenotypes imposed mainly by our society on women, it focuses on theSyrian women’s stories, battles, and experiences. It will also expose the gender based violations they face on their daily lives. *In standard Arabic language the femininity letter T added to the verb to make it feminine is named “The Quiet T”. Our campaign uses the same femininity T but we are changing its name into liberated T, instead of “quiet”.

Alma Shehadah’s story

In the summer of 2012, she was arrested for the first time on her way back home in Eir Tarma. She was in a taxi with a 17-year-old young man who was pulled out of the car on a checkpoint and was beaten in front of her. “He is just a child, why are you beating him?” she screamed at the First Assistant who replied by beating her and the young man. She replied by slapping him in the street and so she was taken to the air force security branch where she stayed for over a month.