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.
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
Education / Professional training
Economy / Employment
Civil and political rights
Immigrant and refugee women, Youth (under 25), Employed women
Address : 9 Villa D'este, Paris, 75013 ,France
Telephone : 017684898192
Adress email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Website : https://www.women-now.org
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.