Syrian Women’s League (SWL)


Syrian Women’s League (SWL) was established in 1948 to call for reforms in the Syrian family legal system. For decades, SWL has worked to safeguard the rights of women and girls in Syria’s constrained political climate. At the outset of the 2011 pro-democratic uprising, SWL was at the forefront of local civil society demonstrations calling for a peaceful democratic transition. Throughout years of civil war, SWL has worked to address the needs that women and girls experienced in the conflict and to ensure that its call for a rights-based society is represented in future peace and transitional justice processes.