The torture and torment of women has become an ideology for some. What we can give ourselves as women, no one else will. Women of the world, rise up for your dignity and equality.
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The United Nations' own commitment to the principles of 1325 must also be scrutinised and called into question. Women have been all but absent from the ongoing peace efforts in Syria.
How can we call for more women to represent us if we don't even know who is already sitting there? We know about Tzipi Livni and we know about Yitzhak Molcho, who are leading the talks for the Israeli side, but that is pretty much it.
Could women actually make a difference and change the equation when it comes to peacemaking in the broadest sense?
What will women's roles in the peace process be as we move forward? Have we learned from the women of Liberia, Bosnia, Colombia and Afghanistan?
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