The book consists in a research conducted and written by Lama Kannout, Coordinator of the Study Committee of the Syrian Feminist Lobby, with the support of the Euro-Mediterranean Women’s Initiative.
The research aims at shedding light on the political elites that shape policies and exclude women from closed decision-making circles. It also aims to unveil the depth of the discriminatory, of some political elites dominating the political scene, towards women and their political participation. The study also provided recommendations to correct the defect resulting from the weak political participation of women. The methodology of the study was based on qualitative research through interviews with more than 45 members of the political elites and civil society activists.
The study dealt with four main issues within the political forces, democracy, stereotypical views, quotas, violence (statutory violence, political violence, sexual violence) and the first part of it discussed women’s political participation in the revolution and its revolutionary structures.
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 Foreign Affairs and International Development 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.