Homework – March, 17th, 2014
Dave Emory and Jodie Davis interview - World Focus, KPFK radio on February, 9th, 2014
“The missing seats for Syrian Women at the Peace Talks in Geneva”
This talk show caught my attention because it discusses and provides a historical perspective about women in Syria. The show is about a group of activists joined in Geneva at the beginning of the year for a demonstration that calls for immediate attention to allow Syrian women to hear their analysis of the political situation and their stand for peace.
Jodie Evans speaks about how shameful it would be for the United Nations that they did not allow Syrian women to have an official representation at the peace talks table. Jodie speaks about how naked these women feel in this process. Women in Syria are usually viewed as weaker than men in mind, body and spirit.
The women in Syria are often discriminated against, and also victims of violence and rape. Like in most Muslim countries women are veiled, isolated and many young girls are denied of education by their parents. These women are refugees who speak their concerns and the concerns of their children. They are vital to this peace. Everyone needs to participate and should be held responsible. This war destroys the environment and the planet. This war leads to rape, murder and torture all because the senseless loss of life for men, women, and children. Syrian women have suffered immensely throughout the conflict that resulted in high number of deaths, men, women and children. The Peace talks brought up the humanitarism crisis also, the children’s starvation and the massive immigration to surrounding Countries looking for safety and relief.
People should want to be part of this movement, The Code Pink, because they speak to all the women of the world. I believe the Syrian women are vital to the peace because they are unite, they hold hands across religious and ethnic divisions in a way that most men, the fighters,...