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Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Hiba Qasas
Women activists from war-torn Syria have been a "glimmer of hope" in a peace process that has been very "challenging and depressing", the head of UN Women's Arab States Section has said.  Hiba Qasas was speaking ahead of a meeting with members of the Syrian Women's Advisory Board to the UN Special...
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Sexual Violence Against Women Aggravated in Times of Conflict
After Amira’s husband was killed in the Syrian war, she found herself adrift in Lebanon. Barred from working and with two young children to feed, she resorted to marrying off her nine-year-old daughter and putting her 12-year-old son to work. Amira is not a real person but her story is increasingly...
Thursday, September 08, 2016
Syrian Women in Refugee Camps Receive Information of their Rights
Turkey, host to the world's largest Syrian refugee population, which swelled after a civil war broke out in the country five years ago, is looking to improve the lives of the most vulnerable members of the refugee community - women. Authorities said Turkish staff supervising the 26 camps...
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Violations Against Women in Syria and the Disproportionate Impact of the Conflict on Them
The ceasefire, brokered in February 2016, is beginning to fail. As violence once again escalates in Syria, and the international community fails to protect the Syrian women and men from mass atrocities, WILPF believes that addressing the root causes of conflict from a gender perspective has never...
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Training women journalists in Syria
Returning to Syria after working for the BBC in London, Zaina Erhaim found that all of the citizen journalists reporting on the civil war were men. When she decided to run training sessions for women who wanted to be journalists, she quickly realised the obstacles they faced were enormous. Click...
Monday, June 06, 2016
Expert’s take: Leveraging leadership among Syrian women—a strong constituency for peace
Syria, once a cradle of civilization, a country known for its rich history, the kindness and hospitality of its people and unmistaken beauty, continues to be blighted by violent conflict and terrorism. The brutal conflict, now in its fifth year, has taken its’ toll on the Syrian people. Almost half...
Wednesday, April 06, 2016
Infographic of the Institute for Inclusive Security on women’s inclusion in the Syria Peace Talks
As the Syria peace talks continue, Syrian women have reached a record in terms of numerical representation in the negotiations aiming to end five years of violent conflict in their country. Although numbers are only the first step toward meaningful inclusion, these women are now in a position to...
Monday, February 29, 2016
Crisis in Syria: Now is the time to seek male allies for leadership equality
Men and women in Syria point to the critical role of women during the revolution and their actions that supported the movement, many times in ways that men were unable to accomplish. Then why doesn’t this translate to a greater role in leadership and decision-making in Syria’s political transition...
Friday, January 08, 2016
Very weak participation of women in Middle East peace talks
The ongoing peace negotiations for the Middle East region, and Syria in particular, are not taking into account the role of women. This misrecognition of women, against the Security Council resolution 1325, is particularly serious in a situation in which women were deeply involved during the...
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Syria: Report “Peacebuilding defines our future now”
The war in Syria has started five years ago. Tens of thousands of Syrians are either dead or missing and about 50% of Syrians have had no choice but to flee their homes for the hope of a better future for their families. The humanitarian crisis in Syria is horrific. However, in the middle of all...
Thursday, April 09, 2015
Consultants needed - Research on GBV: process and dissemination (Lebanon and Jordan)
Alianza por la Solidaridad is looking for a consultant to generate evidence on response to gender based violence in the context of the Syrian Crisis in Lebanon and Jordan.  The purpose of the consultancy is to generate evidence as to the extent, types and response to gender based violence in the...
Monday, October 20, 2014
Syrian Women Know How To Defeat ISIS
To the Islamic State, Syrian women are slaves. To much of the rest of the world, they are victims. It's time we expose their real identity: an untapped resource for creating lasting peace. In an article recently published by TIME, we lay out their solutions to the ISIS threat.  We invite our users...
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Violence against Women, Bleeding Wound in the Syrian Conflict
Overview of contents: - Introduction   Challenges to document VAW in Syria      Legal framework    - Violation of the Rights to life    Killings of women in the context of military fighting    Execution of women during massacres    Use of women as human shields    - Sexual violence as a weapon of...
Saturday, February 22, 2014
10 Ways Syrian Women Are Building Peace and Democracy
They move carefully between constantly changing checkpoints, where they’re often harassed. Extremists have been known to target female activists—beating them for not dressing conservatively enough. Or they may be detained. It happens frequently, especially if their activities are known to the...
Friday, February 14, 2014
Survey Report: Syria Peace Talks Fail to Engage Women
In partnership with the Center for Civil Society and Democracy in Syria, Inclusive Security conducted a survey of 110 women living and working inside Syria. The resulting report shows they overwhelmingly support the inclusion of women, and of civil society more generally, in the Geneva II peace...
Monday, January 27, 2014
Helen Clark, Top UN Official, Warns Against Syria Intervention At Women Of The Year Lecture
One of the UN's most senior leaders has warned against Western intervention in Syria, drawing on her experience as prime minister of New Zealand when she decided not to take the country to war with Iraq. Helen Clark, who was a Labour prime minister of New Zealand for nine years, said she had never...
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Women of Syria: An appeal for peace
As violence and warfare continue in Syria, Syrian women are paying a heavy price. It's time their voices are heard. (UNWOMEN)
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Geneva II offers best chance for a political solution to Syria Crisis
Oxfam calls for increased participation of women and civil society organizations in peace process The Geneva II Conference, which opens today, must deliver real change in the lives of ordinary Syrians, says the worldwide development organization Oxfam. We invite our users to read the complete...