Country Syrian Arab Republic
Year 2008
Type of Measure Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns
Form of Violence Other harmful practices

Brief Description


In 2008, the first national meeting on honour crimes was held under the supervision of the Syrian Commission for Family Affairs and attended by ministers and governors, the General Mufti of the Republic, prominent Muslim and Christian leaders of opinion, representatives of religious sects, members of the People's Assembly, representatives of official bodies and grass-roots organizations, and judges and scholars.  Issues relating to honour crimes were discussed over three days and important recommendations were produced and submitted to various executive and legislative authorities.

Source of Information

Response of the Government of the Syrian Arab Republic to the questionnaire on violence against women, July 2009