Country Syrian Arab Republic
Year 2009
Type of Measure Policies > Inclusion of violence against women in other national plan/strategy
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence

Brief Description

As part of the plan of action of the Syrian Commission for Family Affairs, efforts are underway to establish a family protection unit, comprising an integrated system for the protection and social rehabilitation of women, in addition to the protection of children against all forms of maltreatment. Through the unit, all such cases will be investigated and referred to the competent authorities for processing. 

Under the same plan, counselling helplines for women and children are being set up as a complaints system for women and children threatened with, or subjected to, violence or harm.  In this regard, a training seminar was recently organized for various concerned bodies on principles and standards for running such helplines and on means of dealing with reported cases.

The plan of action of also includes a component on training for police officers, in particular women officers, in combating violence against women.

Source of Information

رد حكومة الجمهورية العربية السوريّة الوارد من استبيان بشأن العنف ضد المرأة ، ٢٠٠٩