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The Status of Women Human Rights Defenders in Syria

This research paper aims to highlight the situation of WHRDs in Syria.


The paper will briefly look into the changing situation of WHRDs before the conflict and analyze the variety of issues they face in the current state of violence and instability in Syria and in the diaspora community.

The multifaceted nature of the conflict means that there is no one party that is responsible for violations, but all parties involved, both state and non-state actors, armies and militias, have records of abuses against WHRDs. Additionally, WHRDs face pressure from their families and communities, as well as host communities outside Syria. Taking this into account, the Coalition aims to work in solidarity with WHRDs to support them by highlighting their efforts and shedding light on the violations against them, in line with its mission of supporting and advocating for all WHRDs in the region.

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