The Syrian Constitution (2012) did not provide for any specific article prohibiting discrimination against women, thus further undermining women’s human rights, especially in light of the armed conflict in the past six years. The exclusion of women’s human rights issues from all constitutional reforms, as well as from all the laws that were enacted over the past six years, has further enshrined gender-based discrimination and violence against women, in both theory and practice, in social culture which affect women’s condition throughout their lives, leading thus to the exacerbation of such effects during armed conflict.

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