Projects and campaigns:

Strengthening the participation of Syrian women in local councils

The project aimed at gaining a better understanding of the requirements of women in the northern countryside of Aleppo governorate, in order to enhance their participation in public life.

About the Project

  • Duration of implementation: 2 months
  • Beneficiaries (M/F): 100

The project was implemented through holding six dialogue sessions that identify best practices for women in the administrative, political and social work environment. It aims to identify the most important factors hindering the participation of women in community activities and to work on changing the stereotypical image of women’s role in the northern countryside in particular and the liberated areas in general.

Project Outcomes:

  1. An opinion poll report identifies the percentage of working women and non-working women and the educational level of women in western rural Aleppo, in addition to the most important needs and recommendations that contribute to enhancing women’s capacities and participation at the administrative and political level.
  2. A report identifies the social concerns and roles of women divided into two groups (workers – non-workers) and identifies the challenges and difficulties that hinder their participation in public life and the basic needs required to activate their role in society.

Protection of Property Rights for Refugees and Displaced Persons (HLP)

Local Development Organization LDO is a non-goverment organization NGO registered in Turkey since 2016; it works in Turkey and Syria on implementing governance and capacity building programs, developing policies and studies, providing basic needs services, contributing to food security, and protecting rights and freedom of local administrations, civil society organizations CSOs, youth, women, Internal Displaced Persons IDPs and refugees in order to establish decentralization and good-governance principles and to achieve stability and sustainable development.

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The project worked to support the protection of property rights for Syrian refugees and displaced persons by emphasizing the importance of preserving immovable property rights, preventing the authorities from exploiting legal chaos and seizing private property of Syrian displaced persons who are unable to preserve their property.

About the Project

  • Duration of implementation: 24 months
  • Refugees & Displaced Persons
  • Syria: Aleppo – Idleb – Hama
  • Turkey: Gaziantep

Project Outcomes:

  1. Conducting legal studies on the real estate and property situation in Syria and the impact of procedures and laws on property rights for refugees and displaced persons.
  2. Increasing community awareness of the importance of protecting property rights for refugees and displaced persons in Syria.
  3. Defining the mechanism for registering and claiming property rights.
  4. Governance of institutions and building capacities of key stakeholders of the project “Protection of property rights for refugees and displaced persons” (directorates – local councils – civil society organizations).
  5. Documentation of real estate and property rights for refugees and IDPs through an electronic platform, in accordance with the international standards in the preservation of evidence and proofs.

Empowering Women to Participate

This project sought to work with and for women by building their capacities in terms of personal, financial and administrative skills and empowering their participation in public life. As well as, it worked to overcome barriers to the development of Syrian women and contributed to the promotion and empowerment of Syrian women by supporting women’s associations in north-west Syria.

About the Project

  • Duration of implementation: 8 months
  • Beneficiaries (M/F): 280

Atareb – Daret Azza – Kafr Naha – Bennsh – Khan Shaykun – Ma’arrat An-Numan – Madiq Castle

Project Outcomes:

  1. For the continuity of the project, we established a Women’s Union and the Women Committee which consists of some members of the associations.
  2. Develop the policies and procedures, the administrative structure and the internal regulations governing the work of associations.
  3. Training 140 Syrian women of associations and building their capacities at different fields.
  4. Strengthen the strategic planning and enable the associations to formulate and build values, vision, mission and objectives.
  5. Establishing an electronic platform that includes all training materials to share best practices and experiences among associations.
  6. Strengthening engagement with local communities through dialogue sessions that discuss issues of women and communities.
  7. Develop and implement seven livelihood projects, by members of associations, with the aim of generating and securing income.
  8. Establishing a kindergarten within the centers of associations to secure a safe environment for children and provide educational activities so that their mothers can attend all activities and trainings.