In cooperation with Dawlaty, WILPF and others, Start Point has contributed to the production of Policy Brief examining situation of active citizenship of Syrian women before and after the war.
The paper was titled: The human rights of women in Syria Between discriminatory law, patriarchal culture, and the exclusionary politics of the regime.
This paper contributes in: “identifying transitional justice mechanisms from a gender perspective, by monitoring and documenting the legal violations that affected women before and during the conflict. Subsequently, it could make for the application of mechanisms of reparations to address the grievances suffered
by women. This is to be done through highlighting the forms of structural discrimination and its tools (political, security, patriarchal, sectarian, and economic) which establish unequitable status for women in regards to citizenship. Accordingly, gender-sensitive transitional justice mechanisms must expand the existing mechanisms for monitoring and documenting violations so that they are not limited to legal discrimination, but rather extend to the causes that contribute to it. Accordingly, these gender sensitive transitional justice mechanisms will, gradually and systematically, lay the foundations for the equal status of women as active citizens in society in political, societal, economic, and other terms.”
Each of the following sister organizations participated in this project:
Women Now For Development