Who we are

Who we are

The Syrian Association for Citizens’ Dignity (SACD) is a civil-rights grassroot popular movement established by citizens from different regions of Syria to serve the people of Syria. The Association has no political affiliation. It works to promote, protect and secure the rights of Syrian refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) wherever they are.

The Association strives to present the vision, concerns and demands of the refugees and IDPs, and make sure that their voice is heard through advocacy, mobilization of necessary support, and influencing key international and regional policy and decision-makers.

The Association embodies the diversity of the citizens of Syria, regardless of their social, religious or gender background. The Association is fighting to ensure the right of a safe, voluntary and dignified return of all Syrian refugees and IDPs, and the effective implementation of a safe environment according to the definition of the Syrian displaced people themselves.

We are against any forced or premature return of refugees and IDPs. The Association believes that a popular movement for a dignified return, based on the recognition of the rights of refugees and IDPs as Syrian citizens, is central to any future solution in Syria.

The SACD is not a civil society organization, nor a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), nor a political party: it is a social movement.

Build a grassroots civil-rights movement with an authentic legitimacy amongst Syrians, capable of implementing an inclusive vision and articulate a mature and unifying narrative around the issue of the refugees and IDPs and the concept of citizens’ dignity. To build an effective and influential platform capable of conveying the voice and concerns of the displaced Syrians to regional and international decision-makers through direct channels to influence policies and views in a way that serves the interests of the displaced Syrians, and contribute to the definition of a political solution that fulfills the needs and demands of the refugees and IDPs, with international guarantees and robust monitoring mechanisms.

Ensuring the voluntary, safe and dignified return of the displaced Syrians, ensuring their personal property and full citizenship rights, and turning their case into the corner stone of any future political solution in Syria.

  • A safe, voluntary and dignified return of displaced Syrians to their original places of residency before the war.
  • Ensure safe and dignified living conditions in the current displacement areas.
  • Stop forced return.
  • Protect displaced Syrians property ownership rights.
  • Protect the human and civil rights of returnees.

We are not only trying to build a new future for Syrians, but a new working and social culture too. We pride ourselves bringing a different approach and innovative models and processes within the Syrian society to how a true popular movement should be built, managed and expanded.


Collective Leadership


Collaborative Decision-Making

Youth & Women Empowerment


Internal & External Synergy