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Women: partners for peace in Syria’s conflict

Women: partners for peace in Syria’s conflict

by Shanshan Chen | Thomson Reuters Foundation

Three years into Syria’s civil war, the vital contribution that women can make in the pursuit of peace must not be overlooked, a leading campaigner says.

Dr. Rim Turkmani, a Syrian-born academic and founder of the organisation Madani, tells Thomson Reuters Foundation that women leaders who have been pushed aside by violence need to be included in efforts to find a solution to the devastating conflict.

Madani is a not-for-profit organisation that supports the role of the civil society and grassroots peacebuilding efforts in Syria.Three years into Syria’s civil war, the vital contribution that women can make in the pursuit of peace must not be overlooked