GUSW symbol, painted on wall of GUSW office in Tartous
General Union of Syrian Women is a women's organisation in Syria. GUSW was founded in 1967, as a merger of different existing women's groups. The president of GUSW, as of 2004, is Souad Bakkour, MP.
On April 7, 2006 GUSW released a report, developed in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme, on domestic violence against women in Syria. The report was seen as ground-breaking, as domestic violence is often seen as an intra-family affair in the country.