Thursday, 16 January, 2014
UN North Lawn Building, Room 4
This side event created a forum for member state and civil society stakeholders to learn more about women’s experiences in the Syrian conflict and recommendations for transition, accountability and peace. The representatives of Syria civil society will spoke about what can be done to realize the objectives of resolution 2122 (2013) and the wider Women, Peace, and Security agenda in the Syrian context. The discussions included: how to strengthen women’s full and equal participation in discussions on Syria’s future; the gender impact of the Syria conflict, including conflict-related sexual violence and other gender-based violations; recommending a series of actions for the Security Council, United Nations and the international community. As part of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)’s ongoing work to promote peace and freedom through disarmament and women’s full and equal participation and rights, WILPF has been working with Syrian women to effectively engage with political transition processes in Syria and specifically focused on recommendations for Geneva II peace negotiations.