Bethnahrin Women’s Union in Gütersloh, Germany, holds International Women’s Day event and raises money for victims of earthquake in Turkey and Syria

GÜTERSLOH, Germany — The Bethnahrin Women’s Union (Huyodo d’Neshe d’Bethnahrin, HNB) in Gütersloh and Paderborn, Germany, held celebrations on International Women’s Day, 8 March.

The celebrations, held in cooperation with the institutions of the Bethnahrin National Council (Mawtbo Umthoyo D’Bethnahrin, MUB), began with a minute of silence for the souls of earthquake victims.

Heritage performances showcasing the folk costumes of the Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) people were presented. Following that, HNB official Ibtisam Gawrieh delivered a speech on the significance of International Women’s Day and the historical struggle for equality.

Gawrieh extended congratulations to Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) women around the world and called on them to participate in the women’s struggle for freedom and equality.

Representative of the European Syriac Union (ESU) in Gütersloh Gabro Tuma also extended congratulations to women on International Women’s Day.

The event included songs performed by artist Wassim Hanna and the cutting of a cake prepared and presented by Nvert Gawrieh.

Proceeds from the event will be allocated to people affected by the earthquake in Turkey and Syria.

The event was live broadcasted on the Suroyo TV Facebook page.