This report analyses women’s human rights and gender equality in Syria. It was prepared within the framework of the project “Enhancing Equality between Men and Women in the Euromed Region (2008-2011)” and it examines the national legal context in this sector. Some themes covered are: the personal status law, the nationality law, and the penal code; women’s role and participation in decision-making; Syria´s position on international conventions and treaties, such as the CEDAW; and the national initiative on women´s rights and gender equality. The report thus defines priority fields of action to achieve more rights and empower women in Syria.
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.