WATCH: A Message from Our Syrian Sisters

As #WorldRefugeeDay approaches, Syrian women and girls living as refugees in Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon are bravely sharing how they continue to challenge inequalities and stereotypes in order to realize peace. In a powerful video, four Syrian peace-builders from the #MeWeSyria network open up to share a single message to the world: Syrian women have ambitions and capacities to make change.

#MeWeSyria is a refugee-led network that leverages the process of storytelling and interpersonal communications as tools for mental health, psychosocial support and youth-led community building.

You can share your support for and follow Syrian women changemakers from the #MeWeSyria network by following the hashtag #MeWeSyrial liking @mewesyria on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook; or visiting


Georgetown University’s Institute for Women, Peace & Security seeks to promote a more stable, peaceful and just world by focusing on the important role women play in preventing conflict and building peace, growing economies and addressing global threats like climate change and violent extremism. GIWPS engages in rigorous research, hosts global convenings, advances strategic partnerships and nurtures the next generation of leaders.