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Women Now for Development

Member since 04.02.2019

Country

France

Mission and objectives

The organization’s mission is to initiate programmes led by Syrian women that protect Syrian women and children across socio-economic backgrounds, and empower women to find their political voice and participate in building a new, peaceful Syria that respects and safeguards equal rights for all its citizens.
Women Now For Development believes that the struggle for women’s rights – is a wide-ranging (holistic), multi-layered and gradual process, especially in the context of war and atrocities. Moreover, struggle for women rights cannot be separated from struggle for peace and democracy.
The process must include men and young people. It must be based on a needs based approach as well as a rights-based one, building from the grassroots and starting with the most vulnerable and invisible women.

Main activities related to gender equality and women's rights

EMPOWERMENT: Train and educate Syrian women economically,professionally, socially and culturally; fight illiteracy; increase women’s employment opportunities, financial independence and entrepreneurship.
PARTICIPATION: Support the social and political participation, representation, input and influence of Syrian women at the local and international levels in accordance with UNSCR 1325, whether as decision-makers or upon decision makers.
RESEARCH AND ADVOCACY: Document and collect experiences and testimonials, conduct in-depth qualitative and quantitative research an analysis, and raise local and international awareness about: women’s rights, women-led activist movements, feminist civil society initiatives, gender-based violence and women’s living conditions in Syria

Geographical sphere of activity

Local

Working themes

Education / Professional training
Economy / Employment
Civil and political rights

Target group(s)

Immigrant and refugee women, Youth (under 25), Employed women

Specific years of work experience in gender equality

5-10

Contact

Address : 9 Villa D'este, Paris, 75013 ,France
Telephone : 017684898192
Adress email : info@women-now.org
Website : https://www.women-now.org

They are registered on the platform of the Euro-Mediterranean Women's Foundation

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