Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Syrian Opposition Council another fig-leaf for women? - UNSCR 1325

What is the point of all the International Resolutions such as UNSCR 1325 calling for women to be equal partners in post conflict governance and Peace talks unless the International Community implement them? 
Delegates have said the newly recognised opposition leadership council brokered internationally will include representation for ethnic Kurds, Christians, Alawites and women, but will it be just another example of a  fig-leaf in the form of  2 or 3 women and some 50 or 60 men(as in Libya)? 
The Syrian group, formed after a week of talks in Doha, will have two vice-presidents - prominent dissident Riad Seif and the leading female secular activist, Suhair al-Atassi.
How many women in addition to Suhair al-Atassi will participate as Members of the newly internationally recognised Syrian Opposition Leadership Council? 

1 comment:

Jackie Ballard said...

Hi Lesley - you are so right! I am sure you have read the report on Women, peace and security which makes the same point about the importance (imperative) of including women equally.
In case you have not seen it