Despite the grim and tragic circumstances that all Syrians are experiencing –including killings, arbitrary arrests and displacements– and despite our sadness at the loss of our colleagues and friends,
many Syrians are still striving for a country that respects human rights and adopts democracy as a means for its citizens to participate effectively in managing their lives and future.
Seven years have passed since the establishment of the Center for Civil Society and Democracy (CCSD). We continue to strengthen Syrian civil society, promote democracy, increase women’s participation in decision-making and advocate for the values of freedom, justice and coexistence. After seven years, we would like to say that:
Ultimately, after seven years, we can only thank all of those who have contributed to the ongoing work of CCSD including volunteers, staff and members, who have put in so much energy and hard work. In addition, we would like to thank all those who supported and had faith in our work, especially our partners the I Am She Network, the Aman Network, and the Syrian Civic Platform, among others.
Finally, we would like to extend our sincere thanks to all Syrian and international civil organizations that have sacrificed and worked hard to try to achieve justice and freedom for Syrians.