Syria

Kofi Annan’s legacy and the need for inclusive peace

On 2018 International Day of Peace, Ruby Weaver, Research Assistant on the Feminist International Law of Peace and Security project, considers the legacy of Kofi Annan. 

Kofi Annan speaking at LSE 4 October 2012 (c) LSE
“Most nations have monuments or memorials to war, bronze salutations to heroic battles, archways of triumph. But peace has no parade, no pantheon of victory.” […]

September 21st, 2018|Featured, Feminist International Law of Peace & Security, Legal analysis|Comments Off on Kofi Annan’s legacy and the need for inclusive peace|
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    Syrian Women’s Political Movement Gets Ready for Peace Talks

Syrian Women’s Political Movement Gets Ready for Peace Talks

In her second post on the Syrian Women’s Political Movement, Bela Kapur considers the challenges the Movement faces. [Missed the first post? catch up here]

The Syrian Women’s Political Movement has passed its first hurdles – it has established a vision of itself committed to equality, justice and freedom for all, introduced itself as a new player to the international community, […]

June 1st, 2018|Featured, From the field|Comments Off on Syrian Women’s Political Movement Gets Ready for Peace Talks|
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    New Syrian Women’s Political Movement hopes to bring a feminist approach to peace and transition

New Syrian Women’s Political Movement hopes to bring a feminist approach to peace and transition

The alleged recent use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime in Douma and the military action taken by the US, France and the UK in response underscore – again – the need for Syrians to make urgent progress on agreeing an inclusive political settlement that will address the underlying grievances of the conflict as well as address the […]

May 24th, 2018|Featured|Comments Off on New Syrian Women’s Political Movement hopes to bring a feminist approach to peace and transition|

Documenting a crime “worse than death”

During six months of documenting the sexual violence committed by Syrian army and militias, Marie Forestier discovered that the power of stigma and feelings of helplessness prevented many survivors from speaking. However, as crimes committed by ISIS continue to capture attention whereas those committed by pro-regime forces are under-reported, some women gathered the strength to talk about the abuse they had endured.

“Rape is worse than death. I’m more afraid […]

October 26th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Documenting a crime “worse than death”|