What are the gendered consequences of the war in Syria? Are the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 and the international human rights framework having any impact in shaping the response to the on-going crises? How can it be ensured that women play their proper role in bringing peaceful resolution to the crises and contribute to building a society, which respects women's rights and gender equality? These and more questions were raised at the June 11 WILPF MENA side event on Syria, during the Human Rights Council in Geneva.
In front of a large audience of Member States and Civil Society organisations, four panelists from Syria, Lebanon and Jordan presented conditions and challenges for Syrian women inside Syria and in the neighbouring refugee settings and urged the international community to support women's and Civil Society groups to participate in bringing an end to the conflict.