Syriac Women’s Union in Sweden hosts cultural symposium on International Women’s Day

SÖDERTÄLJE, Sweden — The Swedish branch of the Bethnahrin Women’s Union (Huyodo d’Neshe d’Bethnahrin, HNB) hosted a cultural symposium at the Beth Nahrin Cultural Association in Södertälje, Sweden.

The symposium featured three Syriac women activists, including businesswoman Bahia Hadodo, who shared her personal biography, detailing the challenges she faced as a mother of five children and the achievements she attained. Hadodo also highlighted the positive role played by the Bethnahrin National Council (Mawtbo Umthoyo D’Bethnahrin, MUB) and the HNB in her personal struggles.

Oya Tahan, an HNB member in Sweden, spoke about the global struggle of working women, emphasizing the significance and values of 8 March, International Women’s Day.

Phyllis Basse, an HNB official in Sweden, discussed the significance of 8 March, referencing the historical struggles of women, including the contributions of Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) women in light of the HNB’s efforts.

The attendees had the opportunity to participate with interventions and questions.

The symposium concluded with performances presented by the Folklore Troupe of the Beth Nahrin Cultural Association in Södertälje, Sweden.