UN campaign highlights unsung work of women in Middle East peace-building

Five films by UN Women, #WeAreHere, tell of the role of women in conflict resolution in Iraq, Yemen, Syria, Libya and Palestine

Conflict-affected women line up to receive their families’ food rations provided by a local relief group, in Sana’a, Yemen.

Conflict-affected women line up to receive their families’ food rations provided by a local relief group, in Sana’a, Yemen. Photograph: Yahya Arhab/EPA

Middle East editor

A series of five films commissioned by UN Women is entitled in Arabic and English simply #WeAreHere, a statement of defiance and a message of future commitment.

“Every time I meet a woman I feel there is hope in Syria,” says Mona Ghanem, a Damascus lawyer who was forced to leave the country after the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad morphed into vicious armed conflict. “Women have such potential, such possibilities, but they need a ray of light to walk the right path.”

Διαβάστε τη συνέχεια εδώ http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2016/jun/09/united-nations-un-campaign-work-women-middle-east-peace-building-conflict-resolution

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