Archive photo of a bombed out quarter of the old town in Aleppo. Photo: Monica Prieto/Scanpix

Syrian women try shaping future from Stockholm

"We look forward to . . . writing the Constitution."
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Women from Syria who oppose the regime gathered in Stockholm for a three-day conference to discuss what they envision for a post-authoritarian Syria.

The UN estimates that some 70,000 people have been killed in the near 2-year conflict since the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad began in March 2011. On Wednesday, Russia urged the regime and rebels to end the conflict, warning that seeking a military settlement risks leading to mutual destruction.

In Stockholm this week, activists and representatives from the Syrian opposition discussing the role of women in the conflict and in the future. During a coffee break at the Olof Palme international centre, Radio Sweden interviewed human rights lawyer Catherine Al Tally about her hopes for Syria.

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