Crisis in Syria: Now is the time to seek male allies for leadership equality

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February 29, 2016

Crisis in Syria: Now is the time to seek male allies for leadership equality

Men and women in Syria point to the critical role of women during the revolution and their actions that supported the movement, many times in ways that men were unable to accomplish. Then why doesn’t this translate to a greater role in leadership and decision-making in Syria’s political transition and in Syrian society? The International Foundation for Electroal Systems (IFES), with support from USAID’s Global Women’s Leadership Program, is developing a systematic approach for engaging men to support women in leadership and decision-making roles in political and electoral processes. On November 10, 2015, an IFES delegation traveled to Gaziantep, Turkey to meet with Syrians to discuss male allies for leadership equality. IFES asked participants in the Male Allies for Leadership Equality (MALE) focus groups and interviews to answer a few questions about gender equality and women's leadership. Read this report to know the findings of this operation. 

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Author: 
Jessica Huber, IFES Senior Gender Specialist
Publisher: 
IFES
Publication year: 
December 2015