The Syrian Feminist Lobby for Political Participation
The Syrian Feminist Lobby was launched on Tuesday 15th of July 2014 in Istanbul by Syrian women’s rights and political activists from different political backgrounds in order to strengthen the participation of Syrian women in political decision making that influence the future of their country. The Syrian Feminist Lobby was established as a result of diverse meetings, intensive discussions and deliberations, supported by the European Feminists Initiative IFE-EFI.
The Lobby is an independent, non-party political lobby group who are committed to equal participation of women and men in all political decision making processes concerning the future of Syria at all levels and who believe that democracy cannot be built without respect and full implementation of women's rights as universal human rights, and the principles of equality between women and men in public and private sphere.
The vision of the Syrian Feminist Lobby is that Syria is a democratic pluralistic civil State, committed to the universal human rights of women and men and to a Syrian society free from discrimination based on ethnicity, sex, class, or religion, wherein the principles of social justice and full equality between women and men are achieved and women andmenparticipateon equal footage in making decisions for their lives and for the future of their country.