Activism in Difficult Times

Civil Society Groups in Syria 2011 - 2014

Rana Khalaf, Oula Ramadan, Friederike Stolleis
Badael Project und Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung | 2015

Civil society activities in Syria have been severely restricted over the past four decades under the Assad regime, and the few non-governmental organizations that existed during this period have always been subject to strict governmental control. The recent emergence of a variety of non-governmental groupings, organizations and institutions is a new phenomenon. While many of these champion the quest for freedom, justice, democracy and peace, others have stepped in to fill the void created in several areas across the country by the abuse of public services as war Tools.

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