Syria (S/2014/115)

Saturday, February 22, 2014
Report Analysis: 

The Security Council met on 22 February 2014 to discuss the agenda item entitled, the situation in the Middle East and voted on the draft resolution document

S/2014/115, subsequently adopted resolution 2139 (2014) on Syria. A discussion followed the adoption.

Women’s protection concerns are referenced on five occasions during the meeting, regarding violence against civilians and crimes of widespread sexual and

gender-based violence.

There are significant missed opportunities to reference women’s participation and empowerment concerns during the meeting. All speakers failed to acknowledge

the important role of women in seeking a political solution to the conflict, and failed to call for gender-specific health and psychosocial services for women. Further,

gender remains devoid from the discussion of humanitarian access and delivery.

PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
Sexual and Gender-Based Violence
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