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Not ‘Women’, but ‘Women and Children’: The International Community Burying the Agency of Syrian Women

July 30, 2015

Since the outbreak of the Syrian uprisings in 2011, states have taken different stances vis-à-vis the ongoing warfare and many have also been involved in the constantly wavering conflict. This (in)direct involvement of regional and international powers has turned the situation in Syria into a reflection of other longstanding conflicts extending far beyond the borders of the Syrian territory.

Cover of Analysis: Tying Language to Changing Realities: Analysing the Discourse of the International Community

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In order for civil society to influence the changing dynamics of the conflict, it becomes essential to understand and analyse even the slightest changes in the discourse delivered by states. This discourse analysis constitutes a substantial tool for civil society organisations advocating for peace in Syria, since it enables them to determine the changing trends in states’ positions and priorities.

Following the latest session of the Commission of Inquiry at the Council on June 23rd, WILPF’s Crisis Response team prepared the present analysis entitled: “Not ‘Women’, but ‘Women and Children’: The International Community Burying the Agency of Syrian Women,” which carefully draws a language pattern of the Member States’ oral interventions during the session.

If you are curious to get more details on the aforementioned trends, then please download the analysis. Feel free to let us know what you think of it in the comment field below!

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