In the absence of a meaningful political settlement and any semblance of justice and accountability, conflict in Syria looks set to continue in the months and years to come.

Over the last eight years the voices and lives of ordinary Syrians have meant all too little when analyzing developments and determining policy. The Voices of Syria project is an undertaking by the Middle East Institute, in partnership with Syrian civil society, to better inform the general public and to guide policymakers toward a more holistic view of the situation in Syria by leveraging the voices of the unheard and their hopes and aspirations.

Stay tuned for more Voices of Syria materials in the months ahead, and share your thoughts on the importance of Syrian civil society using the hashtag #SyrianVoices on Twitter.

The Voices of Syria project is made possible thanks to support from the Asfari Foundation.