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Women must be part of Syria talks, activists say

Published on Jan 14, 2014 12:43 AM

GENEVA (AFP) - Syrian activists said on Monday that the voice of women from the war-ravaged nation must not be sidelined at peace talks due to start next week in Switzerland.

"We have to take part in the whole process, from A to Z," Syrian Women's League member Sabah Alhallak told reporters in Geneva.

Alhallak and around 50 female campaigners from both inside Syria and the refugee community, held a two-day meeting behind closed doors in the Swiss city on Sunday and Monday.

The session was hosted by The Netherlands' embassy at the United Nations as well as UN Women, an agency of the world body, which underlined that the participants came from across the Syrian spectrum.

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