Syrian women activists express hopes for peaceListen /
Syrian women are hoping that next week's international conference in Geneva will be a "serious step" towards ending the violence and bloodshed in their homeland.
Their expectations are laid out in a document resulting from a two-day meeting in Geneva convened by UN Women and the Netherlands government.
The meeting is part of the UN agency's long-term efforts to support the active participation of women and civil society in the Syrian peace process, and to allow women's voices and perspectives to be heard in peace efforts.
Dianne Penn reports.