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Webinar on the occasion of the launch of the policy paper by the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic


12 June 2023


EU Brussels Conference for Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region


On-line (Translation English-Arabic and Arabic-English)


Gendered Impact of the Conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic on Women and Girls

12 June @ 14:00 CEST

  • Paulo Pinheiro, Chair, UN Syria Commission of Inquiry
  • Lynn Welchman, Commissioner, UN Syria Commission of Inquiry
  • Carl Hallergard, Deputy Managing Director, Middle East & North Africa, European External Action Service
  • Yasmen Almashan, Ceasar Families Association 
  • Joumana Seif, Syrian Women Political Movement 
  • Moderator: Hanny Megally, Commissioner, UN Syria Commission of Inquiry

Over a decade of conflict in Syria has had a significant gendered impact on women and girls. The Commission has previously reported specifically on conflict-related sexual and gender-based violence as a persistent violation in Syria, including against women. The Commission’s new policy paper focuses on the direct negative consequence of the protracted conflict, in particular, as a result of massive displacement and the growth in number of female heads of household including widows and wives of the hundreds of thousands killed, disappeared or missing in Syria. It shows that pre-existing patterns of discrimination have increased significantly, that fear of stigmatization and its consequences has created greater hardships and undermined the potential gains or benefits from legal reforms and that violence against women and girls has become more entrenched and permeates both private and public space. 

Policy Paper: Gendered Impact of the Conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic on Women and Girls
العربية | English
12 June 2023

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