Civic Awareness Promoting democratic values and active citizenship
In light of the emergent nature of Syrian civil society, many civil society groups are yet to develop their capacities for citizen engagement, thus creating a gap in opportunities for citizens to acquire the knowledge and tools to initiate action.
The CAP is founded on the tenet that deepening the civic awareness of Syrian activists and students will abet greater civic engagement and pave the way for an inclusive, democratic, and peaceful future for Syria
Mobilizing individuals from across Syrian society, the program sets out to further the democratization of civic knowledge and champion the development of inclusive grassroots activism from the individual through to the community.
Overall, 753 university students, independent activists, and their community members in northern Syria have been engaged through the CAP. 37 training rounds addressing civic awareness topics, gender and gendered approaches to civic awareness, and community mobilization have been implemented.
With 12 debates, Badael has introduced the concept of debating and enhanced participants’ critical analysis skills. Furthermore, we have supported community influencers to hold 30 sessions on human rights, peacebuilding and gender-related issues.