The participation of The Syrian Women’s Political Movement in the third conference for women’s peace in Yemen
- By: Mona Katoub
- updated: December 2, 2022
SWPM General Secretariat member Kibryaa Al-Saour participated On Tuesday, November 29, 2022, in the third conference for women’s peace in Yemen virtually. The conference is organized by the Peace Path Initiative (PTI) and Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) in cooperation with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
As for the parties participating in the conference, they are Yemeni leaders from the basic women’s group and the Women’s Solidarity Network, several Yemeni women’s organizations, and regional and international women’s organizations. The conference was also attended by the representative of the Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Yemen.
The conference aims to present the feminist roadmap for feminist peace in Yemen, which is a document that supports sustainable peace in Yemen from a feminist perspective. The first draft was launched in 2021 and was presented at the Women’s Summit in Aden, and dozens of workshops were organized in various Yemeni governorates for discussion and dialogue on the road map as a framework for peace designed by women. Work is underway to form advocacy teams that will work to enhance dialogue in favor of the feminist movement and involve it in peace, leading to the participation of 100 feminist organizations.
The representative of the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Yemen spoke during the conference, and representatives of the participating national and international organizations and parties.
In her speech, the member of the General Secretariat, Kibryaa Al-Saour; focused on the political participation of women in Syria in political bodies, and on the role of the Syrian women’s political movement in increasing the rate of this participation.
The Syrian women’s political movement seeks, through its participation in the conference, to learn about the experiences of the women’s movement in Yemen, and the challenges it faces, which intersect with the experience of women politicians in Syria, and this in turn contributes to creating greater opportunities for communication and coordination in the future.