The Syrian Women’s Political Movement Statement on the Postponement of its General Assembly Conference March 2020

The Syrian Women’s Political Movement would like to express its sadness at the unavoidable postponement of its General Assembly conference March 2020.

The Syrian Women’s Political Movement has been closely monitoring the outbreak of Covid-19 and its impact on global travel plans and the likely influence on attendance at it’s second General Assembly annual conference March 2020. Therefore, the decision was taken to postpone the event to a later date in the year. The situation has changed rapidly during the past two weeks as we are in a period of global emergency and we are aware of the increasing concerns related to travel safety in general. 

The Syrian Women’s Political Movement took into consideration the safety and health of its members as a top priority in light of the dire circumstances Syrians are undergoing in Syria and abroad. This decision has not been taken lightly but the health of our members, partners and invitees is of paramount importance. We consider our annual conference the most important event of the year internally and internationally. Therefore, its postponement is to allow the event to better serve its purpose.

The Syrian Women’s Political Movement sincerely appreciates all the work that its members, partners and its team have put into the planning of the event throughout this challenging and unprecedented times.

We express our appreciation for our partners for this conference (The Government of Canada, Women’s International  League for Peace and Freedom) for their cooperation.

Our thoughts are with those affected around the world in these trying times.

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General Secretariat of the Syrian Women’s Political Movement

March 13 2020