Project profile — Support to Syrian Women's Political Movement


Women’s International Leaguefor Peace and Freedom
2018-09-18 - 2019-04-30
Global Affairs Canada
IFM International Security

Country / region 

• Syria (100.00%)


• Government And Civil Society, General: Women's rights organisations and movements, and government institutions (15170) (50.00%)
• Conflict Prevention And Resolution, Peace And Security: Civilian peace-building, conflict prevention and resolution (15220) (50.00%)

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 (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


In response to continual marginalization and exclusion from key political bodies involved in decisions about Syria’s future, including the peace process, Syrian women from around the world have created the Syrian Women's Political Movement, a new independent and inclusive organization. This project aims to increase the capacity of this organization to influence the political process in Syria through training and event organization.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes of this project include: (1) improved ability of the Syrian Women's Political Movement (SWPM) to influence political processes; and (2) improved ability of the SWPM to bring Syrian women’s experiences and concerns to political processes.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of May 2022 include: (1) the Syrian Women's Political Movement (SWPM) participated in six political forums and nine bilateral meetings with key government and United Nations stakeholders; (2) SWPM drafted and published seven policy papers; and (3) ten young Syrian women have engaged in the political mentorship program. They reported an increased capacity to engage in political matters important to Syrians, especially Syrian women.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
18-09-2023 Disbursement $273,100
14-02-2024 Disbursement $243,258
31-03-2024 Disbursement $245,536
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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