Nour (32 years old, still living in Daer Elzoor, Syria – a place run by ISIS) is Muslim, but when ISIS told women to wear burkas, she refused. Her husband, whom she loves, begged her to wear one out of fear she would be punished, but she kept refusing. On a certain point ISIS caught the couple and threw them in jail. Her husband was forced to beat her with a stick as a punishment for her refusal to wear a burka. But instead, to spare her, he chose to divorce her, which, in a different way, also managed to break her down completely. ––––– #Womenofsyria tells the stories of real Syrian women. Not refugees, but the ones that stayed behind. The project uses illustrations instead of photos mainly because the women are afraid of being exposed to the regime of Assad.
Source: Women of Syria, Syrian Women's Network