Beth Nahrain Organization for Women in Iraq opens 14th painting exhibition in Baghdede

BAGHDEDE, Iraq — Supported by the Dutch non-profit organization Stichting Ismael, and in continuation of the series of exhibitions held by the Beth Nahrain Organization for Women in Iraq (BNOW), the 14th exhibition for Trauma Treatment Through Painting was opened on Tuesday in the Syriac town of Baghdede in the Nineveh Plain.

The event was attended by archbishop Quryakos Hanna Al-Bartelle, dean of Faculty of Fine Arts Nashat Mubarak, official of the Bethnahrin Patriotic Union (Huyodo d-Bethnahrin Athroyo,HBA) Samer Khaled, as well as representatives of cultural and social organizations and institutions, media professionals and the families of the students participating in the exhibition.

The event included several speeches, including speeches of the BNOW President Hanan Matti Tuma and official for the women’s organization Ronak Elias Hanna, in which she emphasized that the negative ideas spread among the people of the same country have led to sowing sectarianism, division and discord, which exacerbated the situation in Iraq.

This is what the children expressed in their paintings, which embodied feelings of fear and distrust of the other, she added.