Journalists: Recognizing the pluralism of Syria and ensuring the representation of minorities protects all components

Ezdina Organization held its first dialogue session within its project "A Constitution That Protects Us", on Saturday, at Ezdina's office in Qamishlo/Qamishli, in the presence of media professionals and representatives of media institutions.

Izzedin Saleh, researcher and coordinator at Syrians for Truth and Justice, stated that there is no real representation for all the Syrian components in the constitutional committee, as the Kurds have been marginalized.

Saleh added that the regions of northeastern Syria are absent from the Syrian political process due to Turkish pressure.

Saleh pointed to the marginalization of religious and ethnic minorities in the constitutional committee, such as the Yazidis, pointing to the low presence and participation of women in the constitutional committee.

In turn, the administrator at Radio Suryoyo, Maria Hanna, said that the solution is to recognize the plurality of Syria, ensure coexistence and national and religious pluralism, and not to draw up a constitution on a "religious" basis, with the aim of drafting a constitution that suits all nationalities and religions.

Hanna added that representation within the constitution drafting committee must be fair so that a fair constitution is drafted that guarantees and protects the rights of all.

For his part, Suryoyo Radio correspondent Aram Sarkis Shavarashian said that participation and listening to the components of the region for the views of some of them and discussing them will be sufficient to come up with recommendations that satisfy everyone, and to deliver these voices to the constitutional committee that what the people of the region see is a comprehensive constitution for all the people of Syria under the umbrella of the homeland without marginalizing anyone.

Shavrashian pointed out the importance of holding such dialogue sessions with the aim of discussing the future of Syria and the constitutional and political process.

In turn, the human rights activist Omar Ali, who moderated the dialogue session, explained that the session included presenting a set of ideas about the nine Geneva conferences that have been held so far, adding that a summary of the Constitutional Committee, how it was formed, and the decision-making mechanisms in it, in addition to talking about Notes that were directed to the Constitutional Committee.

Ali added that this information was discussed with the participants in the dialogue session, pointing out that a set of proposals and recommendations were formulated by the participants.

Ali indicated that these recommendations will be conveyed to the UN Special Envoy to Syria, Mr. Geir Pederson, and to the Constitutional Committee in Geneva, in order to convey the voice of the Syrian interior to the corridors of Geneva.

In addition, the member of media office for Ezdina Organization, Avin Sheikhmous, said that Ezdina was established in 2017 and among its activities was the publication of the "Olive Flower" magazine and monitoring violations in the region, noting that Ezdina's first projects in northeastern Syria were in 2020 through a project called Hope, which was aimed at removing stereotypes and misinformation about Yazidis.

Sheikhmos added that Ezdina launched its new project on February 23, under the title “A Constitution That Protects Us,” noting that the project will continue for a period of three months and will include 18 dialogue sessions in the regions of Qamishlo/Qamishli, Hasaka, Amuda and Tirbespiyê/Al-Qahtaniyah.

Sheikhmous indicated that the project aims to introduce the Constitutional Committee and its working mechanism, in order to come up with recommendations and proposals to the Constitutional Committee in Geneva.

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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A Constitution That Protects Us - Ezdina Organization: Journalists: Recognizing the pluralism of Syria and ensuring the representation of minorities protects all components
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