Outputs of the third dialogue session in Qamishlo

Tuesday 9 March 2021

Ezdina Organization held its third dialogue session in its office in the city of Qamishlo/Qamishli within the project "A Constitution That Protects Us", as the session started at 11:00 and ended at 16:15.

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


Participants:
12 women from representatives of civic organizations, activists, and university students in northeastern Syria participated in the session, according to the following percentages: 100% Female


• Haifa Mostafa (University student).
• Midas Abdo (
University student).
• Liana Saliba (Member of Erido Organization).
• Kerstin Youssef (Administrator at Erido Organization).
• Reem Youssef (coordinator at Erido organization).
• Lava Mustafa (
University student).
• Sidar Osman (Coordinator of Pêl Organization).
• Ibtisal Al-Jaloud (Administrative at Shawishka Association).
• Avin Youssef (Co-chair of the Free Media Union).
• Manal Moussa (Administrator at Sara Organization for Combating Violence Against Women).
• Helez Fettah (Administrator at Demos Organization).
• Narges Ardwan (Coordinator at Demos Organization).


National background of the participants:

Kurdish 70% - Syriac 15% - Arabic 15%
The most important topics of the session:

  • Geneva conferences on resolving the Syrian crisis.
  • The importance of the political process in Geneva.
  • Security Council Resolution 2254.
  • The Syrian Constitutional Committee in Geneva (its components - its actions - its activities - its decisions).
  • The role of the constitution in protecting minorities.

The dialogue session started with a welcoming speech by the facilitator, then he began talking about the nine Geneva conferences and their outcomes in detail within the first focus of the session.

In the second part, he talked about the establishment and composition of the Constitutional Committee and the drawbacks to the committee's representation in addition to the main reasons for the failure of the Constitutional Committee in its work so far.

The session facilitator also divided the participants into two groups to develop and discuss a set of recommendations and proposals, in order to reach several general proposals that were agreed upon by all the participants.

Session results:

The participants in the dialogue session agreed on a set of recommendations and proposals to present to the Syrian Constitutional Committee, including:
  • Reconsidering women's representation within the constitutional committee.
  • The gender-neutralization of the constitution and the abolition of all discriminatory texts and laws as a main situation governing the country.
  • Adopting a women's quota system so that the percentage of women is 30 percent as a minimum within the composition of parliament, local administrations and government agencies.
  • Encouraging the formation of women's organizations through (support - empowerment)
  • The presidency of the Constitutional Committee consists of three people (the regime, the opposition and civil society) one of them should be female.
  • Changing the voting mechanism within the Constitutional Committee so that it is a maximum of 65 percent instead of 75 percent.
  • Adopting the percentage system in the electoral lists of candidates for political parties.
  • The regime in Syria should be secular.


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