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Thursday, July 5, 2018
On June 25 – 26, June 2018, almost 200 Syrian women leaders met in Beirut, Lebanon, to discuss ways to safeguard and advance women’s rights in Syria, as part of a conference titled, “Toward a Framework for the Syrian Women Movement”. The conference was grounded on UN Women’s ongoing advocacy and coalition-building work with Syrian women leaders and activists. Despite their significant differences and diverse backgrounds across political, ideological and...
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Remarks delivered by UN Women Deputy Executive Director Yannick Glemarec at a side event during the EU-UN Conference on “Supporting the future of Syria and the region”, calling for the international community to embed gender justice and social equality in all work responding to the crisis.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
The European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN) are co-chairing the second conference on 'Supporting the future of Syria and the region', which will take place in Brussels from 24 to 25 April. At the sidelines of the conference, UN Women, together with the European Union, UNFPA, Kvinna till Kvinna, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, CARE International and Oxfam, is organizing a side event, where ten Syrian women will present their distinct perspectives on the conflict.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Remarks delivered by UN Women Deputy Executive Director Yannick Glemarec at the side event featuring a dialogue between Syrian women and policy makers on women’s space and role in humanitarian action, resilience and political dialogue during the EU-UN Conference on “Supporting the future of Syria and the region”.
Thursday, April 13, 2017
UN Women launches audiovisual campaign at the Brussels Conference on Supporting the future of Syria and the Region
Thursday, September 1, 2016
On 31 August, 2016, on the sidelines of its Executive Board session, UN Women organized a panel with members of the Syrian Women’s Advisory Board, where they shared their experience and recommendations for lasting peace.
Friday, August 26, 2016
On the sidelines of its Executive Board session, UN Women is organizing a panel with members of the Syrian Women’s Advisory Board to the UN Special Envoy for Syria, established in February this year. At the event, representatives of the Women’s Advisory Board will share their experience and contribution to exploring solutions for peace.
Friday, May 27, 2016
Hiba Qasas, Programme Advisor and Head of UN Women’s Arab States Section, details UN Women’s efforts to help unify Syrian women’s groups around a common agenda and amplify their voices and representation in peace negotiations.
Monday, May 23, 2016
In an effort to build consensus to end the Syrian crisis, a diverse group of over 130 Syrian women political and civil society activists met in Beirut, Lebanon from 20-22 May and forged a statement of unity, overcoming significant political divides.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Statement by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on the establishment of the Syrian Women’s Advisory Board
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
During the ongoing conflict in Syria, UN Women has been actively working to highlight the distinct needs of women and girls, including protection and resilience, and promote their role as meaningful participants in conflict-resolution, peacebuilding and eventual recovery and development. As UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka joins world leaders at the “Supporting Syria and the Region” international pledging conference in London on 3-4 February, we shine a spotlight on UN Women’s work to support Syrian women.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
An award-winning Iraqi lawyer and activist for women’s rights from Sadr City in Baghdad, Suaad Allami founded the NGO “Women for Progress” in 2007, which manages a legal clinic and “one-stop shop” for legislative advocacy, domestic violence counselling, vocational training and other services. She was invited to speak at this year’s Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security on 28 October, which focuses on displaced women as leaders and survivors. She gives us a glimpse of how thousands of Iraqi women and girls are coping with displacement.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Closing remarks by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the Conference on Promoting Syrian Women’s Engagement in the Syrian Political Process, held in Geneva, Switzerland, 13 January, 2014.
Monday, January 13, 2014
A two-day meeting to support women’s participation and voice in the Syrian peace process, convened in Geneva by UN Women together with the Government of the Netherlands, ended today with a statement by Syrian women civil society members and activists.
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Opening Remarks by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at a conference for Syrian women in Geneva, Switzerland, 12 January, 2014.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
UN Women together with the Government of the Netherlands will convene a two-day meeting (12-13 January) of Syrian women in Geneva, Switzerland. The meeting is part of the UN’s longer-term efforts to support Syrian women and civil society’s contribution to peace efforts.