Back to All Events

Building Blocks of Justice - Women's Empowerment & Rule of Law in Syria

Arrangör: International Legal Assistance Consortium, ILAC

Dag: 6 juli kl 09:00 - 09:45

Plats: Donnersgatan 6

Språk: English 

How do we strengthen civil society and justice services during the Syrian conflict? Who provides these services when the state has withdrawn? Lessons learned from supporting Syrian civil society organizations and from building justice services inside Syria.

Five years of conflict have left Syrian society devastated. As the conflict continues, Sweden’s regional strategy for the Syria crisis aims to strengthen the resilience of the Syrian population and strengthen democracy, gender equality and respect for human rights in Syria. A strong focus on gender and civil society organisations addresses a critical need in the wake of the conflict. But to be effective, it will require institutional structures capable of answering to the growing demands of the people. How can we contribute to a future Syria where civil society has both the strength to raise their voice and forums where that voice can be heard? Kvinna till kvinna and ILAC are among the few organisations in Sweden supporting the Syrian civil society. They invite you to an exchange of experiences and lessons learned from working to strengthen civil society organisations and justice services under the shadow of the Syrian conflict.

In the panel:

  • Mazin Albalkhi, syria programme manager, ILAC
  • Lena Ag, generalsekreterare, Kvinna till kvinna
  • Leif Stenberg, director, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Lunds Universitet
  • Oula Ramadan (TBC), director, Badael foundation
  • Bitte Hammargren, journalist, Moderator

More information here.