Country Syrian Arab Republic
Year 2009
Type of Measure Police > Training, Health > Training
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The Syrian Commission for Family Affairs, in collaboration with the Ministry of Higher Education, has introduced the first specialist diploma in women and child protection, in which members of the police force and workers in the health, education and social affairs sectors are trained to process and deal with cases of women who are subjected to violence.  The Ministry of the Interior also uses training and refresher programmes for members of the police and those dealing with cases of violence, harm and maltreatment involving women and children.

Source of Information

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