This conversation took place between Judith Bruce, Senior Associate and Policy Analyst of the Population Council, and Aisha Dennis, former Program Director for Women Now for Development. Women Now for Development’s mission is to initiate programs led by Syrian women that protect Syrian women and children across socioeconomic backgrounds and empower women to find their political voice and participate in building a new, peaceful Syria that respects and safeguards equal rights for all its citizens. Aisha’s impressive breadth of expertise includes conflict resolution and the application of international law through strategic litigation, as well as practical experience in supporting Syrian refugees, especially girls and women, in humanitarian and emergency settings, such as in Lebanon, Syria, and Turkey. In this interview, Judith and Aisha explore the ways in which Women Now’s feminist approach to building thoughtful programming for Syrian women and children shares similarities with the Intentional Design approach of the Council’s Community of Practice.
Bruce, Judith and Aisha Dennis. 2020. "Exploring the overlap: Women Now’s feminist humanitarian support and the Community of Practice," Intentional Design: A Community of Practice. New York: Population Council.
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