Mariam Jalabi, the Syrian National Coalition’s representative to the United Nations and founding member of the Syrian Women’s Political Movement, will field questions about current efforts to reach a peace agreement in the Syrian war.
Q & A on Syrian Peace Process with Mariam Jalabi on Facebook Live
Thursday, October 25 @ 2:30 pm EST
Presented by: Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security and PassBlue
Sponsored by: UN Women
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The discussion will be moderated by Jamille Bigio, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, and Maria Luisa Gambale, PassBlue correspondent, and reveal pitfalls of negotiations that sideline female participants.
Audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions directly to experts in women, peace, and security about the conflict in Syria, pathways to lasting resolution, and women’s role in the peace process.
About the Participants
Mariam Jalabi, the UN Representative of the Syrian National Coalition and a founding member of the Syrian Women’s Political Movement. She has led the Syrian Coalition’s diplomatic engagement with the Permanent Missions to the United Nations, UN Department of Political Affairs, and Office of the UN Secretary-General. Ms. Jalabi’s advocacy and leadership at the United Nations has proven instrumental in framing the narrative on Syrian with the UN community.
Jamille Bigio is a senior fellow in the Women and Foreign Policy program at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). Her research focuses on women’s contributions to security and global prosperity. Bigio led the U.S. government’s launch of its first National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security, an effort for which she was recognized with the U.S. Department of State Superior Honor Award and the U.S. Department of Defense Secretary of Defense Honor Award.
Maria Luisa Gambale, journalist and filmmaker, has covered the involvement of Syrian women in peace negotiations exclusively for PassBlue, and formerly reported on women working in conflict resolution in Syria.
PassBlue, an independent, women-led digital publication, covers women’s issues, human rights, peacekeeping and other urgent global matters from our base in the UN press corps, with an additional focus on the U.S.-UN relationship. Led by Dulcie Leimbach and Barbara Crossette, PassBlue receives the support of the Carnegie Corporation and is a project of the New School’s Graduate Program in International Affairs. PassBlue is independent financially and otherwise from the UN.
Georgetown University’s Institute for Women, Peace and Security, Co-Host, was launched in 2011 in order to build the evidence-based case for a focus on women, peace, and security. The institute seeks to promote a more stable, peaceful, and just world by focusing on the important role women play in preventing conflict and building peace, growing economies, and addressing global threats like climate change and violent extremism.
UN Women is the United Nations organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide.