The ongoing civil war in Syria – the origins of which can be traced back to 2011 and the Arab Spring – has lead to 220,000 deaths and over three million refugees, with the very existence of the country brought into question.

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GCCT members from Syria

1) Mobaderoon Network

Mobaderoon Network aims to promote peaceful coexistence through dialogue and understanding at global, regional and local levels. Mobaderoon is a pool of more than 5,000 social activists in eight governorates and a network for 52 local organizations, launched in Syria from 2010. These members were engaged and empowered to develop their own initiatives (local projects funded by the network) with focused capacity building programs, such as Peace Ambassadors, Social Leadership, and Active Citizens. These leaders themselves are the catalysts of change in their local communities. Read more…



A Free Syrian Army fighter takes cover during clashes with Syrian Army in the Salaheddine neighbourhood of central Aleppo August (photo published under a Creative Commons License, courtesy of Goran Tomasevic)

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