Syrian Mothers’ project
In 2000, through Security Council resolution 1325, the United Nations recognized not only the impact of political conflicts on women but also the need to involve women beside all targeted groups, in conflict prevention and resolution. Subsequently, this recognition led to the adoption of resolution 2122. Regarding women; there was a stress on the need to take into account the specificity of women and their involvement in the process of peace-building and maintaining security, especially in conflict-affected areas.
These resolutions also emphasized on the importance of women’s representation in societies that have suffered from armed conflict, in order to give them an effective position in the process of conflict resolution and to involve them at all levels of decision-making as an equal partner in conflict prevention and resolution as well as sustainable peace.
The necessity of the project
It is the mothers’ memory during times of war, the wound that will never heal, a memory that is completely unique, just like their pain… a deep memory; as deep as their pride, it is obviously reflected in the wrinkles of their faces and the natures of their voices.
This memory will be the core of the project; which is an artistic book containing a short introduction and 30-35 artistic black and white portraits, for Syrian women (mothers necessarily), combined with short stories from their real-life during the last four years. Women do not have to be in Syria today, but they must all express their rejection of war and killing based on these stories.
These women were selected from different places inside and outside Syria.
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The General Objective of the Project
Documenting some stories of war memory, by giving, especially the mothers, a space to present their tales, from different regions and with different views.
1. Contribute to the preservation of collective memory during the conflict period in the modern history of Syria.
2. Highlight the role of the mother in ending the armed conflict in Syria.
3. Allow different perspectives to present examples from different regions suffering from the same condition, regardless of the political position.