On November 21st-22nd, the Syrian Feminist Lobby and Euromed Feminist Initiative organized an international conference in Paris entitled “Women’s Political Participation in Syria”. The conference gathered women’s rights defenders, political activists and academics, from Europe and the Middle East.
During the first session, the Syrian Feminist Lobby presented their research “In the Core in the Margin: Women’s Political Participation in Syria”. The study raised high interest among the audience and spurred a lively debate.
Lilian halls French and Lama Kannout
The link between democracy, secularism and equal political participation was highlighted by participants, as many emphasized that during political transition, women’s rights are inseparable from the national project and from democracy-building.
Maya al rahabi and Ahmed Asrrawi
Throughout the sessions, of women’s political participation in different countries and contexts was explored. The debate underlined the commonality of challenges that hinder women from enjoying fair political representation and participation.
From left to right: Kinda Kanbar and roula al rekbie and Marah Alrukbi