The GCSP and the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) would like to invite you to this public discussion on women's roles and experiences in the Syrian conflict.
More than five years after the breakout of the mass protests demanding freedom and justice, unprecedented brutality and violence by the Syrian regime lead to an open armed conflict. Civilians continue to be the first target of hostilities and constitute the majority of victims. Repressive practices and armed violence impact women disproportionately as they steadily lose their security, homes, lives, family members and social status. This amidst systematic targeting of civilians, proliferation of arms, destruction of the legal system, and collapse of the rule of law. Nevertheless, women have created a space to pursue their struggle for freedom and human rights on both the grassroots and international levels.
This discussion brings together a group of Syrian women civil society leaders who will share their views about the impact of the conflict on women, the role they play on the ground today, the need for their real and effective participation in peace negotiations and decision-making, as well as how the general public in Europe and beyond can provide direct support.
GCSP, Maison de la Paix
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