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About Us

We are a group of Syrian women who believe in the power of thought and dialogue to induce change. We look forward to Syria’s transition from dictatorship and tyranny to the values of freedom, justice, rule of law, as well as equality and solidarity.

We believe that education, peacebuilding and women’s empowerment fortify our societies and put them on the path to recovery and prosperity. We also believe that plurality and diversity, if harnessed in their proper context, become a source of strength. We are convinced that Syrians possess the resources and capabilities to explore new horizons and to build a nation where all citizens live in dignity and security and enjoy equal opportunities and create a different future.


We founded Tastakel organizationin 2014 (which is an acronym for “Syrian Women Gathering that works in Words and Kindness”) as a non-profit organization that seeks to be part of the change process that Syrians came out for in 2011. Our organization has many activities and training through its centers in Turkey, inside Syria, and in many other places where Syrians are present (Europe, Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan).


We work to empower women, our primary target population, and youth, when possible, politically, socially, culturally and economically. We also strive to empower women and youth to be peacemakers and to have a positive impact on their societies.
Our organization is invested in promoting a culture of non-violence and empowering others in resolving and mitigating conflicts at the family, societal and political level.
Our organization emphasizes civic participation, coordination of efforts, and exchange of expertise, knowledge and experiences. Our organization has many activities and training through its centers in Turkey, inside Syria, and in many other places where Syrians are present (Europe, Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan).
Our organization is committed to non-discrimination between nationalities, religions and sects, and to the creation of a safe and supportive family atmosphere to provide the conditions necessary for reflection and development.


Our organization has, so far, benefitted about 600 women. Our Women were able to play key roles in the political and social scene. They assumed positions and obtained jobs in various sectors, including but not restricted to civil society organizations. In addition, they demonstrated an increased ability to deal positively with the family and the community, and to play effective roles in work and society and political activities.

Our Approach

Transforming the conflict on the basis of dialogue, non-violence and empowering Syrian women.

Political participation

Peacebuilding Dialogue

social programming

Success Stories


RAZAN AL-SHAMI Razan began her enrollment at the University of Aleppo in 1997. After graduation she worked at the university, specifically in the College of Agriculture in the city of Idlib, and continued her work for several years. She remained committed to her work despite being routin and somewhat unstimulating...


RANIA SHIEKH MUSTAFA   Rania holds a BA from the Faculty of Sharia from the University of Damascus, specializing in Islamic Studies and International Law, Oxford, in addition to a number of training certificates in digital security, media, and leadership. With the start of the revolution in early 2011, she...

Tayma al-Marawi

TAYMA AL-MARAWI Over the past 15 years, Tayma has been tirelessly working as an employee in one of the public sector institutions in Aleppo, while ambitiously pursuing her university studies at the Faculty of Arts, University of Aleppo, Department of Philosophy. She continued her work and studies at the same...

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