'If there is no hope we should create it.'
When the existence of hope is blurred amid a violent conflict setting, Nawal Yazeji encourages us to change our thinking towards peace and war. Men and women must work to build a future where traditional roles in society are no longer constants in daily life. Hope can then be found in our plans to upgrade norms in life after the war in Syria.
Nawal Yazeji is a crusader for women’s rights in Syria for over 40 years. She has a leading position in the Syrian Women’s League and has gradually become one of the leading figures in the Syrian peace movement. Alongside a coalition of women’s and human rights groups, she fights for women’s political participation and drafted a document with ‘leading principles’ for a future Constitution.