WHO ARE WE?
We are a community of organizations led by young women from the MENA region committed to promoting human rights and building peace through networking, capacity building, knowledge and experience sharing with the aim to create a region free from atrocity crimes.
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“As women are widely recognized as the main victims of violence in conflicts, particularly sexual violence, women's role in atrocities prevention can fill a void by providing women with a stronger sense of security. Women would also be able to foster their trust and, in the process, gather valuable information for Atrocities prevention as they are the main target and primary victims of such crimes. pushing for gender analysis can see peacekeeping done by women will better protect civilians. This could better enable an overall “holistic” approach to the current atrocities prevention process and highlights how important women's role is.”Shirine JurdiWRNP member, Lebanon
“The impressive contribution of women in preventing atrocity crimes through history can only inspire future generations to shed more light onto the importance of their contributions to peace. Women around the world deserve to be more included and to take part in leadership and decision making positions. Women’s meaningful participation is very critical towards building a world without wars where peace can always prevail.”Sarra MessaoudiWRNP member, Tunisia
“Women are the most affected by atrocity crimes everywhere in the world, they experience it, and that’s why it’s important to have them at the table when planning to prevent atrocities because they will bring practical solutions and expertise.”Nyachangkuoth TaiWRNP member, South Sudan
“Peace is the supremacy of human dignity. I imagine that we can say peace is sustainable when the justifications for making it disappear. Women are most effective in making peace because they know the value and cost of war naturally.”Rasga HegaziWRNP member, Egypt
“Young people and women represent the largest segment of the population in our region. These two segments can support peace building and prevent atrocity crimes if their capabilities are built and the necessary protection is provided instead of marginalizing them and placing them in stereotypes.”Yasmin Abu SalahWRNP member, Jordan
“As a Libya woman, we still not capable of being an active role in atrocities crime prevention for so many reasons, one of them is that we do not completely understand the importance of speak up about the crimes against us every day and how it's going to be if we focus on push to stop it”Rawassei Abd Al JalilWRNP member, Libya
“Women are among the most vulnerable groups in Syria subjected to atrocity crimes. To ensure their protection, Syrian women must have effective political participation, including an active role in peace-building processes that take into account the main pillars of the women, peace and security agenda.”J A.WRNP member, Syria
HOW WE WORK?
Enabling women-led organizations to prevent atrocity crimes in their communities via training, knowledge sharing and the tools of the UN Framework of Analysis for Atrocity Crimes.
Empowering women-led organizations to be accessible for and heard by national, regional and international decision-makers and offer recommendations and policy briefs.
Connecting women-led organizations in the MENA region to explore cooperation and partnerships and sharing best practices on effective atrocity crime prevention methods and tools.