We are delighted to share with you the latest NGO Summary Report for the Universal Periodic Review of Syria “Violations Against Women In Syria And The Disproportionate Impact Of The Conflict On Them”.
This report is the product of months of hard work by phenomenal Syrian women organisations who face devastating threats and challenges every day with the aim of bringing justice to Syrian women and men, providing them with much needed services, and carrying their voices to the international fora hoping for a change in the realities that was imposed on them by suppression, militarization and dysfunction of the international system.
We believe that this analysis, done by the Syrian experts (listed below) who have the first hand experience on the ground and carry the voices, hopes and concerns of Syrian women is an essential tool for policy makers, international organisations, and parties involved in the peace building process to understand the harsh experiences of women throughout the conflict and reflect their needs and aims in humanitarian polices and political strategies.
This report is part of a long-term commitment by WILPF to the Syrian cause and to the work of our Syrian partners, we hope it serves as a step towards bringing their voices to the UPR process, to decision makers and to people around the world.
With this aim in mind, a delegation from the drafting organisations will come to Geneva to participate in a roundtable meeting with member states, a side-event at the 32nd session of the Human Rights Council, and a public event at the Maison de la Paix in collaboration with the Geneva Centre for Security Policy.
Taken from www.wilpf.org