The purpose of Feminist and Women’s Organizations in Syria: Challenges and Opportunities’ report is to contribute to the analysis of the Feminist and Women’s Movements in Syria. The focus of its contribution is how FWOs can strategize common goals, mobilise collective actions, and identify how communication tools could support this endeavor.
This paper, commissioned by the Global Fund for Women, offers an overview of common challenges and opportunities for collaboration and effective partnership among feminist and women’s organizations (FWOs) in Syria.
Overall, 92 individuals participated in consultations, providing data on the work of 76 different organizations and groups in major regions across Syria and in Gaziantep, Turkey. The Majority of FWOs in Syria emerged after the 2011 revolution which provided a space for organic and grassroots organising and triggered a move towards wider civic engagement. They are largely motivated by solidarity with their fellow women and by their awareness of gender inequality