Faten Sarraj

Faten Sarraj

Faten Sarraj was born in Aleppo/Syria. She loves to read and write and that’s why she preferred to study English Literature at Aleppo University.

Before United Work, she worked with Women Solidarity Organization and she had a lot of training courses. For the past 4 years, she has tried to learn more about herself as a woman, a refugee and a Syrian. In the past year, She has experienced finding her voice, sharing her personal story as a Syrian woman in Turkey when she had to speak in the name of Syrian women, as the first foreign woman participant, this pushed her to do the best at the 20th General Assembly of Women Solidarity Centers and Shelters, an annual conference in Turkey that invites all national women’s organizations to speak about violence against women. With all her efforts, Faten was invited again to participate in a panel on 25 November International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women at Bogazici University, one of the biggest universities in Turkey.

In the recent years, Faten has felt discrimination, sympathy and solidarity. These feelings taught her more about herself and shaped her personality. Faten aims to go forward to study and work in a field that allows her to help girls and women who have been affected by violence and came from war zones.