UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An activist advising the United Nations special envoy for Syria says more women should be at the peace talks, taking part in negotiations.
Mouna Ghanem, a member of the Syrian Women's Advisory Board that advises Staffan de Mistura, was among several women from Middle Eastern countries who spoke critically of peace efforts in the region at a news conference on Tuesday.
Ghanem said that while there are women from some opposition groups taking part in the Syria talks they are not in leadership positions.
p>"We are aspiring to be decision makers," she said.
Ghanem acknowledged the advisory board is a reflection of the U.N.'s commitment to women, yet she said women should be at negotiating tables in Syria & across the Middle East.
Source: “Associated Press”