Country Syrian Arab Republic
Year 2008
Type of Measure Social services > Hotline/Helpline
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description


A project being implemented by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour in conjunction with AWDR (a non-governmental organization) has included a hotline for complaints of violence since 2008.  Several cases have thus far been taken up and the competent centre has protected the women concerned and addressed their situation.  The Sisters of the Good Shepherd (a non-governmental organization) also has a confidential hotline that takes calls from women victims of violence and provides support in the form of psychological, legal and social advice to all women and girls who are subjected to violence.  It has a full understanding of the phenomenon of violence.

Source of Information

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