Types of Violence - Syria

From theory to practice: CEDAW before the Syrian courts

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This study explains the gap, from the one hand, between the Syrian Constitution and the Convention on the ·Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). Whilst, from the other hand, it outlines the gap between the Penal code and the Convention. It aims to monitor the legal needs to raise awareness about CEDAW and the legal system in Syria. It analyses a number of penal provisions issued by the Syrian courts in 2009, highlighting gender discrimination.The study emphasizes the difficulties and discrimination women suffer when accessing justice, the economic and social costs, gender discrimination and the lack of protection for women under certain laws, especially in the cases of honour killing and domestic violence and rape.


  • Type of publication : Study / Report
  • Author : KAFA (enough) Violence & Exploitation
  • Publishing house : KAFA (enough) Violence & Exploitation
  • Publication date : 2011
  • Number of pages : 31
  • Language : Arabic


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Association Generation Challenge for Development and Culture
Moroccan Association for Human Rights (AMDH)
Mother's School Association
Association féminine pour la protection de la famille
Association de Développement Local Méditerranéen (ADELMA)
Center for Research in Applied Economics for Development-CREAD
Jossour Forum des Femmes Marocaines (Jossour FFM)
French Coordination for the European Women's Lobby (C.L.E.F.)
Palestinian Youth Association for Leadership and Rights Activation (PYALARA)
Disi Women's Cooperative
Gender Alternatives Foundation (GAF)
Social and Economic Forum for Women Association
Tunisian League of Women's Political Rights
The Palestinian Association for Empowerment and Local Development - REFORM
Aix Marseille Université
Moroccan Association of Social Workers
Krizia Nardini
Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT)
ASURIF Feminist Association
Portuguese Association of Women in Legal Careers
Association Entrelles Entrepreneures Marrakech-Safi
Women in Front
Association Talassemtane pour l'Environnement et Développement (ATED)
The Association of Women and Community for Comprehensive Development in Tiba
The committee of vigilance for democracy in Tunisia (CDVT)
Alèxia Carrasco
Association of Continuity of Generations - ACG
Université Antonine
Right and Democracy Organization
Center for Women's Studies in Islam (CERFI)
Creativity Center for Citizenship and Democracy
Life  Foundation for Development and Social Reintegration (LFDCI)
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