Country Syrian Arab Republic
Year 2008
Type of Measure Social services > Psycho-social counselling, Social services > Longer term support (Education, Employment, Housing and Financial)
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour, in conjunction with the Japanese Embassy and overseen by AWRD (a non-governmental organization), provided premises for women subjected to violence in the form of an integrated centre where women victims of violence are rehabilitated through vocational training.  The centre also offers counselling services and in 2008 it handled a number of complaints of violence via a hotline, as well as various other cases in which it provided protection for the women concerned and dealt with their situation.

Source of Information

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