2014 News

“Rafif Jouejati and Mahdi Nazemroaya on Syria Crisis” –The Heat CCTV America, 9 December 2014. Rafif explains the complexities of those displaced in and around Syria.


“In Syria, U.N. Promotes Local Ceasefires to Offer Relief from Civil War”–All Things Considered, NPR, 11 November 2014 Rafif discusses the potential of the De Mistura Plan for a freezing of violence.



“What do Syrians Want?”–Diplomacy Post, October 26 2014

Rafif writes an article on the importance of the Freedom Charter in giving Syrians a voice and what Syrians truly want.



“Bassam Abu Abdullah and Rafif Jouejati on Arab Spring-Syria” –The Heat CCTV America, 9 May 2014

Rafif explains the Syrian opposition and the current situation in Syria.

“Syrian Guest Panel” The Heat CCTV America, 23 April 2014

Rafif discusses chemical weapons and the recent Syrian election in Part Two of this video.

Part One: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GyoKYzBiao

Part Two: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eT_nIu2TIrY


Voices of the Women of Syria” —HM Foreign Office, 7 March 2014

The United Kingdom’s Foreign Secretary Hague invited leading Syrian women’s activists, including Rafif, to “describe what the revolution means to them.” Available in  English and Arabic


A Jihad of Her Own” —Newsweek, 4 March 2014

Rafif was quoted saying, “Women have been working in various capacities throughout the revolution – from staging sit-ins and demonstrations, to delivering relief, to fighting on the front lines.”



Free Syria, Free Speech, and Why Conservatives Should Tackle the Welfare Issue” —House of Comments, 24 February 2014 Rafif was interviewed about the Geneva peace talks. You can listen to it on Audioboo here.


Can the World’s Women Save Syria?” —The Daily Beast, 17 February 2014

Rafif was interviewed about the role of women in the Syrian peace talks.

Syria’s Hunger Games” —Newsweek, 6 February 2014

 Rafif was interviewed about starvation during the siege of Homs.



Saving Syria: With the Clock Ticking, a Dearth of Women and Ideas” —Newsweek, 27 January 2014

Rafif was quoted speaking about starvation and humanitarian relief efforts.



Should Syria’s Future Be Decided by Men With Guns?” —Truthout, 27 January 2014 Rafif was quoted about the Geneva peace talks and the need for a peaceful resolution. “If Geneva II fails, then we will keep going to   make Geneva III, IV or V work. We will keep pushing the men who are making war until they make peace,” she said.