Margaret Owen is a barrister specialising in women's human rights. She is also a founder member of GAPS- UK (Gender Action on Peace and Security) and is adviser on women and children’s rights to the KHRP (Kurdish Human Rights Project.) She is a regular participant at the UN Commission on the Status of Women, and has been the consultant on widowhood to the UN.
Jonathan Steele is a veteran Foreign Correspondent who has covered wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, the Balkans, Central America, and East and Southern Africa. Since 2002 he has concentrated on the Middle East, covering the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 2006, and the war in Syria since 2011.