In Push to End Syrian War, Where are the Women?

A new CFR Interactive Report highlights the value of women’s contributions to stability around the world. The Women at the Table Series is a collection of in-depth case studies analyzing how women participate in peace processes—and why their inclusion advances security interests.

Blog Post by Jamille Bigio and Rachel Vogelstein

This spring, the Syrian conflict will enter its eighth year, with over 400,000 people killed and 11 million displaced from their homes to date. The latest round of peace talks, held in the Russian city of Sochi, crumbled this week, after unsuccessful United Nations-led talks last week. As the UN, Russia, the United States, and other nations pursue a political solution to end the Syrian war, they should invest in a strategy that has proven to make a deal more likely and more likely to last: the inclusion of women.

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