Ezdina dedicates its second dialogue session for the youth group in Qamishlo

The Ezdina Organization held the second dialogue session, on Monday, at the organization's office in the city of Qamishlo/Qamishli, in the presence of a group of young women and men.

The discussion session was attended by a member of Sanad organization, Naze Musa, the member of the Doz organization, Helen Mohammad Said, the journalist Arin Sheikhmous, the journalist of the "Al-Yawm" channel, Samer Hanna, the member of the IPV organization, Majd Haj Ibrahim, the journalist Berivan Saleh Al-Omar, the professor at Rojava University Masoud Izedin Mohammad, the member of the Syriac Youth Union, Mariana Asaad Issa, the civic activist Safa Salah El-Din, the member of the We Are Hope initiative, Reem Ahmed Khalil and volunteer in the Sanad Organization, Siwar Omar Melhem. Activist and journalist Rewshan Qasim also participated in the dialogue session via the "Zoom" program.

The dialogue session was moderated by lawyer, legal advisor and human rights activist Omar Ali, who holds a master's degree in non-profit organization management.

The dialogue session, which lasted more than three hours, dealt with several axes about the Syrian Constitutional Committee, its establishment, the Geneva conferences and its results, the political process in Syria, and Resolution 2254 of the United Nations Security Council on a ceasefire and reaching a political settlement of the situation in Syria.

Activist and journalist Rewshan Qasim said in her intervention via the "Zoom" program, that there are points that should be focused on in drafting the constitution, which are putting in place laws to protect the values ​​of coexistence.

Qasim added that it is important to remove the effects of the demographic change in many areas, such as Afrin and Serê Kaniyê/Ras Al-Ain.

Qasim affirmed her support for the quota system for the quota of women in the constitution and in sovereign positions.

In his turn, the session facilitator, Lawyer Omar Ali, spoke about the establishment and composition of the Constitutional Committee, in addition to the main reasons for the failure of the Constitutional Committee in its work so far.

Ali mentioned all the Geneva conferences that were held on the Syrian crisis and the outcomes of these conferences.

At the end of the dialogue session, the participants agreed on a set of recommendations and proposals to be submitted to the Syrian Constitutional Committee, including:
  • Youth representation by a minimum of 15 percent within the constitutional committee.
  • Amending the decision-making system within the Syrian Constitutional Committee so that it becomes 60 percent instead of 75 percent.
  • Allocating seats for youth in parliament, local councils and the government by at least 20 percent.
  • The issuance of a law for the licensing of parties and youth civil society organizations.
  • Forming civil society parties and organizations especially for youth, and ensuring youth representation within parties and other civil society institutions by 20 percent, including leadership positions.
  • Reintegration of youth and providing them with job opportunities.
  • Forming effective and influential youth parliaments.
  • Appointing a group of young people to be advisors to the higher leadership.
  • Reducing the age for nomination in parliament and local councils by 20 years instead of 25 years.
  • The necessity of the participation of the Autonomous Administration in North and East within the Constitutional Committee.
  • Ensuring free education, including postgraduate studies.
  • The necessity of representing all ethnic and racial components within the Constitution Committee and ensuring that the constitution includes the implementation of UN Resolution 2250, which includes the participation of youth in decision-making.

It is noteworthy that Ezdina Organization launched its new project, in northeastern Syria, under the title "A Constitution That Protects Us", started on February 23, 2021, for a period of three months.



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