The I Am She network is independent, but is coordinated by the Center for Civil Society and Democracy (CCSD). CCSD is a Syrian NGO whose mission is to support and strengthen civil society and democracy and promote the values of freedom, justice and coexistence. CCSD is nonpartisan and is not affiliated with any political or religious party. The organization was founded in December, 2011 by a group of Syrian civil society activists. Inspired by the peaceful revolution for dignity, freedom and human rights that was sparked in March 2011, they founded CCSD with a vision of strengthening a long term movement for peace and democracy in Syria.