Within the framework of technical cooperation between the ESCWA and the Government of Syria, ESCWA is providing technical support to the Syrian Commission for Family Affairs and Population to develop a national strategy to combat violence against women. This support involves several components, the first of which is the preparation of a situation analysis on violence against women in Syria, This will be followed by several other components that will feed into the development of a comprehensive strategy that addresses legislative aspects as well as the necessary service provision for survivors of violence.
This workshop is the first stage of this process and aims to enhance the knowledge and skills of the Syrian Commission for Family Affairs and Population. The workshop focuses on the mechanisms for analysing:
- Legislative and policy frameworks that will govern the strategy;
- Realities of violence against women in Syria;
- Stakeholders involved in the implementation of the strategy;
- Economic costs of violence against women.