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An Open Letter to the First Lady of Syria


International Letter & Petition to Asma al-Assad,

Signed by women all over the world

Wives of the British and German ambassadors to UN say Syrian first lady cannot hide behind her husband while the bloodshed and violence in Syrian continues.

In a letter and strong video message and an online petition to the wife of the Syrian leader, Asma al-Assad, the two women along with “women of the world”, urge Asma to speak out for peace and help stop the massacre.

The initiative is the result of a cooperation of Sheila Lyall Grant (UK) and Huberta von Voss Wittig (Germany), both based in New York.  They have also drawn support from the international community from Japan, South Africa, Turkey, Hungary, Philippines, Finland, Lithuania, Netherlands as well from Qatar.

During the Syrian uprising, hundreds of Syrian children have already died, tens of thousands have been injured and displaced, few are getting the medical treatment they need, all of them have been traumatized.

The message speaks out strongly in believe in Asma's responsibility as a woman, as a wife and as a mother. As the vocal female Arab leader that she used to be, and as a champion of female equality, that she cannot hide behind her husband.

The message women are sending Asma is that her public voice is needed and will encourage other women to speak out for peace. Many women in Syria have been victims of the ongoing violence. Many of them have taken the risk of speaking out and standing up for their freedom during the year long demonstrations. In a new and radical step, the message directly asks Asma Assad to take a risk too and to say openly: Stop the bloodshed, stop it right now.

The video includes the open letter to Asma al-Assad, that women worldwide do care about the situation of women and children in Syria and are expecting Asma al-Assad to act.

Link of the petition:

The Open Letter:

Dear Asma...

Some women are for style

and some women care for their people.

Some women struggle for their image

and some women struggle for their survival.

Some women have forgotten what they preached about peace

and some women can only pray for their dead.

Some women pretend that they have no choice

and some women just act.

What happened to you, Asma?

Hundreds of Syrian children have already been killed or injured.

One day, our children will ask us what we have done

to stop this bloodshed.

What will your answer be, Asma?

That you, Asma had no choice?

What about this boy, where was his choice?

Every single child had a name and a family.

Their lives will never be the same again.

Asma, when you kiss your own children goodnight,

another mother will find the pace next to her empty.

These children could all be your children.

They are your children.

Stand up for peace, Asma.

Speak out now. For the sake of your people.

Stop your husband and his supporters.

Stop being a bystander.

No one cares about your image.

We care about your action.

Right now.