Levant News: Women and Youth Rights.. Dialogue sessions entitled "A Constitution That Protects Us"


The regions of northeastern Syria are witnessing attempts to introduce civic concepts that were not present in the dictionary of Syrians in general. However, the Kurdish citizens have a special sensitivity to these issues, they are who missed many aspects of public life in Syria, and deprived their rights in the simplest matters, as a result of losing the right to acquire the nationality of the land on which they lived on since thousands years.

Many Kurdish citizens, who were displaced from Syria in recent years, after the outbreak of the Syrian revolution, obtained the identity of the country of asylum without obtaining a personal document proving that they are a Syrian citizen, despite the fact that he had paid a heavy price to get it, during the Syrian killing, which has been going on for nearly ten years.

For these reasons, civil society organizations in the Autonomous Administration in north and east Syria regions try to spread awareness of constitutional concepts, to reach the various components of the society, who discover these concepts, and draw attention to the importance of spreading this awareness, in preparation for the moment when the country will move from the grip of a dictatorial regime and the warring military over authority, to an authority whose decisions derive from the will of the citizens seeking to consecrate the concepts of citizenship.

From this point, Ezdina Organization started holding dialogue sessions as part of its new project, in northeastern Syria, under the title “A Constitution That Protects Us”, starting Saturday, March 6, for a period of three months, under the auspices of the US State Department and in coordination with DT Institute.

Ezdina launches the project "A Constitution That Protects Us"

According to the members of charge of the project "A Constitution That Protects Us", it aims to emphasize the importance of the political process in the Geneva process, to familiarize the local community with the importance of the political process as the only solution to get out of the Syrian crisis, and to explain everything that is happening within the halls of the United Nations regarding the negotiations that are taking place on the future of the political solution for Syria. .

The project includes 18 dialogue sessions in four cities in northeastern Syria, in the cities of Qamishlo/Qamishli, Hasaka, Amuda, Tirbespiyê/Al-Qahtaniya), which the sessions in each city will be devoted to the following groups: “Women, youth, representatives of minorities, leaders of civil society and clans and journalists”.

It is expected that the number of direct beneficiaries of these sessions will reach about 180 people, and will contribute to getting to know more about the aspirations and visions of all religious and national components, as well as the youth, women and community activists in the regions of north and east Syria towards the future of a political solution in Syria, in addition to getting to know more about the aspirations and visions of these components towards the constitutional amendments, and how to protect the future and rights of these components in the future constitution of Syria, as the project will submit the recommendations of these components to the Constitutional Committee.

Recommendations of the participants in the dialogue sessions

After the end of the first three dialogue sessions, the participants concluded a set of recommendations, whereby one of the project managers stated that one of the most important recommendations collected during these sessions is to determine the percentage of youth representation at a minimum of 15% within the Constitutional Committee, in addition to amending the system Decision-making within the Syrian Constitutional Committee, so that it becomes from 75% to 60%.

They also called for the allocation of seats for the youth category within Parliament, local councils and the government, of no less than 20%, in addition to issuing a law for the licensing of parties and youth civil society organizations, as well as the formation of youth civil society parties and organizations.

In addition, the participants recommended integrating young people, providing them with job opportunities, appointing advisors from them to senior leaders, and demanding that the age for nomination be set at 20 years.

The participants also recommended that the Autonomous Administration in north and east Syria should be represented in the Constitutional Committee, and that free education should be guaranteed until the postgraduate level.

In conclusion, the participants in the first three dialogue sessions drew attention to the need to represent all ethnic and racial components within the Constitution Committee, and to emphasize that the constitution includes the implementation of UN Resolution 2250 for the participation of youth in decision-making.

Recommendations for women's participation in decision-making

Within the framework of "A Constitution That Protects Us," the women participating in the dialogue sessions came up with a set of recommendations dealing with the importance of female representation and the role assigned to women in raising community awareness.

The participants in the dialogue sessions pointed out the importance of the upcoming constitution stipulating the right of women to political work and partnership in decision-making positions, by running for any position in the country, including the position of the presidency of the republic and ministries, in addition to their participation in international forums and in the negotiation, reconciliation and civil peace committees.

They also stressed the importance of the constitution being compatible with the gender perspective, in order to ensure the participation of women in decision-making, and to adopt a quota system to determine the percentage of women’s participation in the Syrian Constitutional Committee.

The dialogue session of women discussed the future of Syria and the political process, and what is happening in the corridors of the United Nations in terms of finding a solution to the Syrian crisis, and the participants concluded a set of recommendations and proposals for ensuring the right of women to participate in decision-making centers through constitutional articles, provided that these demands are referred to the Syrian Constitutional Committee, in order to be taken into account.

Source: Levant-News



Activities,5,Dialogue Sessions,18,Hasaka,15,Media,21,Multimedia,16,Op-eds,3,Outputs,19,Pictures library,4,Qamishli,63,Reports,13,Statements,37,video library,11,
A Constitution That Protects Us - Ezdina Organization: Levant News: Women and Youth Rights.. Dialogue sessions entitled "A Constitution That Protects Us"
Levant News: Women and Youth Rights.. Dialogue sessions entitled "A Constitution That Protects Us"
A Constitution That Protects Us - Ezdina Organization
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share to a social network STEP 2: Click the link on your social network Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy Table of Content