This 35-page anthology contains five true stories told by Syrian women throughout 2019 and 2020 as part of NRC and UNDP’s work on women’s Housing, Land and Property (HLP) rights in Syria. These stories aim to bring women’s experiences to light through their own voices, as they talk about their struggle to claim their property rights.
Property rights are central to a woman’s survival when the household breaks down, whether in the event of death, divorce or separation, all of which have increased during the conflict. The ability to control and benefit from having a place to call ‘home’ can empower women, increase their sense of security and ensure that they are included in the future of Syria, especially because violence and displacement continue to disproportionately affect them. Rebuilding Syria presents an opportunity to address the long-standing gender inequalities in women’s Housing, Land and Property (HLP) rights that are illustrated by these stories.
Title: Stories of Syrian Women, Their Family and Property
Author: Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), UNDP Syria
Published by: Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), UNDP Syria
Date: 21 October 2021.