Ezdina organizes its ninth dialogue session in the city of Amuda

Ezdina Organization held its ninth dialogue session within the framework of the project "A Constitution That Protects Us", today, Sunday, at the Kulturvan Center in Amuda, in the presence of a group of women, civil activists and media professionals.

The dialogue session was attended by:
  • Co-chair of the Yazidi House in Amuda City, Laila Mahmo.
  • Civic activist Dwa'a Juma'a.
  • Executive Director of the Aso News Network, Najbir Hussein.
  • Graduate of the Faculty of Informatics Engineering Lava Seyda.
  • Technical Monitor Mitan Ali.
  • Director of Payam Association Gulistan Abdullah.
  • Member of the Women’s Organization in the Kurdish Democratic Progressive Party Jinda Osso,
  • Civic activist Delal Kilo.
  • Executive Director of Payam Association, Sa'adat Khalil.
  • Head of the Women’s Economy Committee in Amuda, Suad Na'asan.
  • University student Berivan Selivi.
  • Executive Director of Suryoyo Maria Hanna.
  • Graduate of English literature, Guljin Sheikhmous.
  • Civic activist Ahlam Hassan.
  • Co-chair of the information office in the Jazira region, Rihan Omar.

Also Karina Schlössing, a member of the Bonn International Center, participated as an honor guest via the Zoom program.

The dialogue session was moderated by Dr. Abeer Hassaf, while a member of the Constitutional Committee, Dr. Dorsen Oskan, participated in the dialogue session via the “Zoom” program.

The dialogue session, which lasted for about three hours, dealt with several axes on the Syrian crisis, the Geneva conferences, Syria's upcoming constitution, the Syrian Constitutional Committee in Geneva, and women's demands and proposals on Syria's future constitution.

Civil activist Dalal Kilo stressed during the dialogue session the need to educate women and all groups of people about their rights, noting that the goal of Syrian women is to live in safety and peace.

In turn, the Executive Director of Suryoyo Radio Maria Hanna, said that the acceptance of the Syrian people for each other is the way to draft a constitution that protects them with all its religious and national components, pointing out that women must believe in themselves and their capabilities to be able to demand their rights.

In turn, a member of the Constitutional Committee, Dr. Dorsen Oskan, spoke during his participation in the dialogue session, about the nine Geneva meetings, and touched on constitutional issues that were discussed in the Geneva conferences.

For her part, the session facilitator, Dr. Abeer Hassaf, said that the women's dialogue session discussed the future of Syria, the political process, and what is happening in the United Nations with regard to finding a solution to the Syrian crisis.

Dr. Hassaf indicated that the women participating in the session agreed on a set of recommendations and proposals to guarantee the right of women's participation in decision-making positions through constitutional articles, pointing out that these demands will be referred to the Syrian Constitutional Committee in order to take them into account in the constitution to be drafted.

Ezdina's spokeswoman, Avin Sheikhmous, added that Ezdina got acquainted, through the session, with women's opinions regarding their representation and their demands in this regard in order to submit recommendations to the Constitutional Committee.

At the conclusion of the dialogue session, the attendees agreed on a set of recommendations and proposals to be submitted to the Syrian Constitutional Committee, which included:

Economic and educational recommendations:
  • The right to work for women in all fields.
  • Distributing wealth equitably among all components and dividing them in accordance with international conventions.
  • Economic independence.
  • Equal positions for men and women.
  • The right to education and learning in the mother tongue and equality of educational opportunities.
  • Supporting women's economical projects.

Cultural and social recommendations:
  • Amending the Personal Status Law.
  • Preventing the marriage of the raped woman.
  • Freedom of expression.
  • Preventing the marriage of minors.
  • Protecting women from violence.
  • Inheritance right.
  • The right of a woman to pass her nationality to her children.
  • Repeal the law legalizing honor killings and hold the offender accountable.
  • Criminalization of trafficking in women and children.
  • Freedom to practice religious, cultural and national rites.

Policy recommendations:
  • The participation of women in all political fields.
  • Activating the role of women and not stereotyping it.
  • The right of women to run for the presidency and parliament.
  • Obtaining the women's quota of fifty percent in the legislative authorities.
  • The right to form parties and women's organizations.
  • The release of female political prisoners.
  • Creating a “non-ideological” national army that protects citizens.
  • liberation of the occupied territories.
  • Separation of religion of the state.

Ezdina had organized its eighth dialogue session within the project “A constitution That protects us”, via the “Zoom” due to the total ban that was imposed by the Autonomous Administration in all regions of North and East Syria, on last April 14, with the participation of a group of young women, youth and activists and civil activists from the city of Amuda.

It is noteworthy that Ezdina launched a new project in Northeastern Syria, under the title "A Constitution That Protects Us", starting on February 23, 2021.



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