As the international community and the United Nations contemplate the latest developments in Syria, and in the aftermath of the Geneva 2 negotiations efforts and Lakhdar Brahimi’s resignation, ICAN and a delegation of Syrian women peace and human rights activists– living inside and outside the country and representing a range of Syrian networks and organizations, including Syrian Women’s Initiative for Peace and Democracy (SWIPD), Center for Civil Society and Democracy in Syria (CCSDS), and Madani Organization– take this opportunity to offer the following recommendations based on a dual strategy:
- Pursuing an inclusive peace and mediation process in Track 1/high level negotiations;
- Supporting and shoring up the truly moderate and non-violent local civil society supportive of peace and human rights.
The group condemns the use of violence by all sides and the flow of weapons to all parties to the conflict.
Read the full list of recommendations here: Recs from Syria Delegation June 26, 2014.
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