Project profile — Empowering Syrian Women: Leadership and Countering Violent Extremism

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Empowering Syrian Women: Leadership and Countering Violent Extremism - Overview
2018-01-25 - 2019-06-30
Country / region • Syria (100.00%)
Sector • Conflict Prevention And Resolution, Peace And Security
Civilian peace-building, conflict prevention and resolution (15220) (100.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (principal objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
Description and results


This project aims to empower women to participate in governance and contribute to countering violent extremism in Syria. It is designed to strengthen the ability of women’s organizations to serve their communities and promote women’s contributions and leadership abilities. Project activities include: (1) providing women-led organizations with technical and peacebuilding training; and (2) providing small grants for projects that provide services to communities, such as education in small business management, and that contribute to reducing violent extremism.

Expected results

The expected results for this project include: (1) supporting women-led civil society organizations to provide services to their communities; and (2) promoting women as leaders in political decision making bodies at the local level.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of the end of the project (March 2019) include: (1) 17 out of the 17 surveyed civil society organizations heads reported improved ability to implement projects in their community; (2) 95% (or 20 out of 21 civil society organizations) reported coordination with local councils or other governance bodies; (3) 17 women and men leaders of project civil society organizations were elected/selected as members of their respective local/provincial councils and (4) 31% of direct beneficiaries were elected to governance bodies, or 17 out of 54 participants (of which 28 women).



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Planned Disbursement $0
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