Demos launched the She Builds Campaign in Syria by facilitating the role of women peacebuilders and presenting their work in a one-day forum in the city of Qamishli, attended by decision-makers, media professionals and actors. The forum provided an opportunity to honor and recognize the work that women peacebuilders do and provide recommendations to strengthen their efforts in building peace.
The campaign also reviewed the work carried out by ten women’s organizations in the peacebuilding field and promoted the role of women in building peace through recommendations and proposals.
Outcomes and Impacts:
- The forum honored women representatives from peacebuilding organizations, presented their work and a set of recommendations to enhance the role of women in building peace. Demos spread the message of women peacebuilders through social media on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and on International Human Rights Day, including a hashtag about the She Builds Peace campaign in both Arabic and English.
- The Jean Foundation, an organization which works on psychosocial support; the Synergy Organization, which monitors violence; and the Office of Humanitarian Affairs in the Jazira region attended the forum.