On Hogmanay (31 December 2016) we were invited to speak on Voice of Islam Radio. This turned out to be a nerve-wracking experience, not because of the interviewer or the set-up but because a whole batch of scam phone calls came through at the same time. The Questions were very good, varying from what the immediate Humanitarian Needs were, to how the country could be put back together again. A Village in Syria suggested Social as well as Political change was needed, giving two examples: the gender balance and the treatment of minorities.
Mention made was of the mediation and conciliation negotiations that are taking place, which include both gender and the concept of equal rights for all sides of a conflict.