For years, and especially after 2011 uprising, Syrian women have been pioneering and leading community activism and political organizing inside and outside Syria. They are community leaders, activists, educators, labourers and heads of families. However, despite their indispensable contributions to society, women continue to be vastly under-represented in politics, or at best represented by pro-government or pro-opposition voices only. Independent women have the right to be at the negotiation table and to have a say in shaping their country’s future. “Unheard No More: Women Shaping Syria’s Future” is a campaign launched by Amnesty International to highlight grave gender-based and human rights violations against Syrian women, and to promote effective and equal political participation for Syrian women at local and international levels.
About the Film
“Unheard No More: Women Shaping Syria’s Future” is a short film produced by Amnesty International featuring powerful Syrian women activists sharing their personal and political experiences during and after the 2011 uprising. Currently living in different countries around the world, the women share the valuable work they have been doing for their communities and country, touching upon various gender-based violations and making the case for equal and effective political participation of women in shaping Syria’s future.
Watch the Premiere
Tune in on International Women’s Day, Friday 8 March 2019 at 12:00 GMT to watch the online premiere.