Does the situation of Syrian women workers, men on the situation of Syrian workers? Yes, this is unknown although not to recognize both the official level, or at many of the hidden forces of society by the Syrian always ignore the special status of Syrian women working.

Although the labor laws in Syria is one of the laws excellent in terms of equality in employment, skills and wages, as well as in the special protection of working mothers, with the exception of laws regulate the relations in agriculture, but Alaqa rarely corresponds to the law. Can not be ascribed to the usual formula in such cases : "Bug in the application!" When is a bug in the application year, no longer an imbalance But the policy becomes a respected and recognized and protected by means known.
And the exclusion of the Agricultural Relations Act of this legal reality, particularly because a large proportion of women is not recognized their work in the investment-called family agricultural investments that are not already covered by the law, is a significant gap need to be treated radically. To include some gaps with regard to investments and business family were also excluded in the new labor law and the private sectors for cooperative and collaborative.
According to official statistical series for the year 2009 and included surveys and figures for the year 2008, what before, working in Syria about 887 000 women, or about 16.2% of the workforce. While underscoring the fact that the real figure is times that figure, given the prevalence of women working in agri-businesses, especially seasonal Agricultural and business family, and family workshops, in addition to evade the private sector permanent registration workers (and workers) has a social insurance, and approval at any official surveys. This makes the employment of women is much higher, because women constitute the main agricultural labor force, although this sector shift to "repelling the work of feminist"During the past five years, in the words of our colleague Professor Ayham lion (because of the continuing low proportion of women in agriculture compared Palmstglat in other sectors, particularly the services sector which has evolved significantly in Syria, attracting a lot of the work force women, becoming workers in this sector accounted for 64 per % Of total workers) according to a study colleague Ayham lion mentioned.
Syrian law does not recognize, and societal culture, work force of women in the house. With the launch, as they almost all carry the burden of household chores, including child care and upbringing. Does not include any financial equivalent of this work.
However, Syrian law will continue other (Penal Code, the Nationality Law, Personal Status Law) to discriminate against Syrian women in general, and against women in particular, because the women were returned most affected by laws that are mortgaging their lives, the will of both the male parents, husbands, Or even the children. Including the control of male family members of these absolute all for children.
These laws can not be separated from the reality of working women, Fahitwther directly in their lives and their performance, as has already been made clear many times over the years the work of Syrian Women Observatory.
While some claim that the Syrian women workers sacked their entry on the "needs of Personality", confirm the observation of direct (in the absence of studies Chtsasip in this area, and the decision of the Prime Minister to stop any kind of research does not fit government guidelines, by requiring the consent of the Central Bureau of Statistics) !

Bassam AlKadi, 1/5/2010, (The International Labor Day: A Salute to Syrian women workers....)
Translated by Dema Taifour
source in Arabic..