"We are Syrian women civilians with diverse backgrounds and perspectives, from throughout Syria. We represent a wide variety of women's and civil society organizations. We met in Geneva, over three days, under the sponsorship of UN Women, to unite our positions and issue a document that affirms our shared vision regarding the peace process for our country."
Nearly 50 Syrian women came together from within and outside Syria at a conference, facilitated by UN Women, from 11 to 13 January 2014 in Geneva to appeal for peace, to call for a voice in the ongoing political negotiations on their country -- particularly during the "Geneva II" peace talks set to open in Switzerland on 22 January, and to draw the world's attention to the ongoing tragedy facing their people. Here, a number of them share their hopes for Syria.
To read the full Outcome Statement of the Syrian Women's Conference please visit: http://bit.ly/1dRQczy.
Music by Chris Zabriskie.