Policy Paper – Syrian Women’s Perspective on the Relationship between State and Religion: Challenges and Aspirations


It is necessary to separate religion from the state, so that the state or the authorities do not use it as a pretext to justify their practices.


SWPM would like to thank all those who worked on and contributed to this publication, individuals and entities, namely Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), and all SWPM members and staff who assisted with the Consultations.

This work would not have been possible without the Syrian women who participated in the Consultations and who, despite the dire conditions, were committed to this work to ensure that the voices of Syrian women are heard.


SWPM National Consultations team members: Dima Moussa, Lina Wafai, Rowaida Kanaan, Sabiha Khalil, Wejdan Nassif

Researcher: Alaa Younes


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