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.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.