Economy / Employment - - Middle East

Women, Work & War: Syrian women and the struggle to survive five years of conflict

12.04.2016 / Created by (EMWF)

As a result of the armed conflict in Syria ongoing since 2011, Syrian women have been taking on new roles and responsibilities related to livelihood and economy. This study examines the shifts in gender roles, both inside Syria and in the neighbouring countries. It highlights the risks, barriers and obstacles Syrian women face while trying to develop new livelihood, inside and outside the house, such as: finding “suitable” livelihood options that are safe from physical violence like shelling, aerial bombing. Furthermore it aims to outline the possible solutions to not expose women to sexual harassment, difficulties of accessing legal residency, which result in the lack of access to legal recourse and sexual exploitation. 


  • Type of publication : Study / Report
  • Author : Beatrix Buecher and James Rwampigi Aniyamuzaala
  • Publishing house : Care International
  • Publication date : 2016
  • Number of pages : 41
  • Language : English


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