End Violence Against Women

What role does education play in preventing gender-based violence?

According to the United Nations, over a third of Syria’s children (2.4 million) are not in school.

Lack of education is a risk factor for domestic violence. Most research that has focused on education as a risk factor has indicated that males without a fundamental level of education are more likely to be domestic violence offenders than those with a basic level of education.

Hundreds of attacks on vital infrastructure, including 700 attacks on educational facilities, have occurred in Syria, leading to a significant increase in domestic violence.

Women are one of the most vulnerable demographics in war-torn countries, as they are more likely to be subjected to sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV).

SRD has created programs in Syria to address this problem, including but not limited to:

  • Maternity and Children’s Hospitals
    • Clinical Management
  • The Rehana Center (Women’s Empowerment Center)
  • The Amal Initiative
    • Community advisory committees
    • Adolescent girls advisory committees
    • Mom’s club
  • The Ahlan Sesame Program
    • Early childhood development activities
    • Caregivers referral services for medical and food services
    • Parent skills activities
  • The International University of Science and Renaissance (I-USR), a private, nonprofit, hybrid online/campus-based university