Women in Syrian Law: Political and Legal Discrimination and its Social Background

Despite the deep problem of women’s rights in Syria and the necessity of dealing with it at different levels, legal reform remains an inevitable path to dismantling the social, cultural, and economic structures that have accumulated for decades, generating a hierarchy that places women in a lower position and establishes discrimination and inequality in various spheres of life. This shall be accomplished by revising current discriminatory constitutional, civil, criminal, labour, and administrative legislation and amending articles that do not comply with human rights principles of equality and non-discrimination or with Syria’s obligations to international standards.

The Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCM) published this legal study focusing on women in Syrian law and discussing the discrimination they face on a political and legal level and its social background. Based on the study, a set of recommendations was proposed at the end of it.

Below you can read the full study: