To foster transformative justice as the foundation for real and sustainable peace in Syria, by supporting organic civil society development and promoting discourses and narratives within and around the Syrian context that are rights-based, pluralistic, inclusive and that facilitate holistic truth and understanding.
Founded in 2013, Badael is a non-governmental organization that envisions sustainable peace and a rights-based society for Syria. Rooted in the story of the Syrian uprising and the emergence of civil society, we stand behind the Syrian groups, activists, and citizens who ignited the revolution in 2011.
Building on the momentum of the revolution, we embrace a grassroots philosophy to bolster the work of civil society through direct support and narrative-shaping efforts, with the goal of seeking sustainable and transformative alternatives to violence and oppression.
Active citizenship: We promote the meaningful participation of diverse groups in efforts to bring about positive change.
Transparency and accountability: Key aspects of any sustainable peace, we strive to hold ourselves to the highest standards of ethics, integrity, and financial responsibility.
Gender equality: Women should enjoy the same rights, representation, and opportunities as men. Increasing women’s participation in peacebuilding processes is a necessary precondition for their success.
Non-violence: We firmly reject all forms of violence. Violence prevents people from reaching their full potential and is counterproductive to the transformation of conflict.
Pluralism and diversity: Energetic engagement with diversity and actively seeking understanding across lines of difference is emphasized throughout our work.
Equality: Equal rights and opportunities for all individuals regardless of ethnicity, gender, or religion is the cornerstone of a just and democratic society.
Freedom, dignity, and justice: All Syrians have the right to dignified lives free from fear and be able to express their opinions and views without the threat.