Joint submission by WILPF and 6 other CSOs for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Syria 40th session of the UPR Working Group (January-February 2022). Since the last UPR cycle, the Syrian government has not taken any steps towards the implementation of the recommendations it had accepted with regards to civilians affected by the war, including women, and with regards to women’s rights. The Syrian people continue to suffer from violent repression and armed violence that have led to ongoing grave human rights violations and serious violations of international humanitarian law. While Syrians from all backgrounds are affected by the conflict, women and girls are disproportionately impacted on several levels. The pre-existing patterns of violations against women and girls based on structural discrimination against them in law and practice were exacerbated by the conflict.