Women, work & war: Syrian women and the struggle to survive five years of conflict

During five years of war, Syrian women have taken on new roles and responsibilities in supporting their families. However, Syrian women both in Syria and in refugee contexts encounter substantial barriers as they try to establish new livelihoods, and are increasingly exposed to protection risks, both inside and outside the home.

This report, based on research by CARE and partners, examines the new roles and responsibilities taken on by Sryian women in relation to livelihoods; explores the implications, including barriers to women establishing new livelihoods, and protection risks both inside and outside the home; and makes recommendations for Syrian authorities, refugee-hosting countries, donors, policy-makers and practitioners, and the private sector.

  • Countries: Jordan, Lebanon, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey
  • Published: March 2016

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