This research paper was prepared in the framework of the Scientific Research Support Program, funded by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Open Society Foundation. The paper presents a brief account of the history of the intellectual and political feminist movement in Syria about 100 years ago until the beginning of the Arab Spring in the Arab countries. The research aims to identify the historical background of the feminist movement in Syria, and to monitor the philosophy and trends of feminism in the Arab spring revolutions, as well as to identify the position of the Syrian movement with regard to Arab feminist mobilization. The research also tries to explore Syrian women’s current choices and the way they’ve been influenced by the surrounding environment, on socio-economic and social levels.
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.