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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