Emory International Law Review


Women have been involved in the Syrian revolution since the start of the first protests but have thus far been excluded from formal peace negotiations. To secure lasting peace following the Syrian conflict, women must be a part of the formal negotiation process. Though Syrian women have been excluded from formal peace negotiations, their re-inclusion is possible, despite the ongoing conflict, as Syrian women are currently participating in informal conflict resolution processes. In their article, Catherine Moore and Tarsila Talarico review the role of women historically in peace processes in Rwanda and Liberia, as well as in Latin America and the Philippines. By relying on past successes of women in previous peace processes and with the support of the international and local communities, the authors argue that women can move from informal processes into formal peace negotiations in Syria and elsewhere.