Policy Paper – Syrian Women’s Perspective on Transitional Governance: Transitioning to a Secure Future


“Women need to play active roles and we should not restrict our demands to merely achieving a 30% quota in political representation. We demand laws that protect us, secure our right to freely express ourselves, and prevent women’s voices and roles from being marginalized. We want women to be able to express their opinions without any pressure, and that is why, in addition to the quota, we demand laws that protect 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), 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.


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