Policy Paper- No Elections Without Our Participation: A safe environment for fair, impartial, and legitimate elections from the perspective of Syrian women

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), Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES), Mari for Development, 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.

Specifically, this paper discusses the initial challenges that may face future elections in Syria and delves into some of the problems with the current state of participation and representation. The aim is to identify the most important factors for a secure environment for future elections. These factors include the initial conditions for holding elections, their administrative mechanisms and entry points to ensuring inclusive and effective participation and representation.

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