Outputs of the ninth dialogue session in Amuda

Ezdina Organzation held its ninth dialogue session at the Kulturvan Center in Amuda city, as part of the project “A Constitution That Protects Us” on 23.05.2021 for women. The session started at 11:00 and ended at 14:30.

The session was moderated by Dr. Abeer Hassaf.

15 women participated in the session as representatives of administrative and media institutions in North and East Syria, according to the following percentages:
100% Female

Laila Mahmo - Co-chair of the Yazidi House in Amuda
Dua'a Juma - Civil Activist
Najbir Hussein - CEO of Aso News Network
Lava Seyda - Computer Engineer
Mitan Ali - Technical Supervisor in Sanjak Municipality
Gulistan Abdullah - Director of Payam Association
Jinda Osso - Member of the Women's Organization of the Kurdish Democratic Progressive Party
Dalal Kilo - Civil Activist
Sa'adat Khalil - Executive Director of Payam Association
Souad Na'asan - Head of the Women's Economy Committee in Amuda
Berivan Silivi - University student
Maria Hanna - Executive Director of Radio Suryoyo
Gulcin Sheikhmous - English literature graduate
Ahlam Hassan - Civil Activist
Rihan Omar - Co-chair of the information office in Al Jazeera region

Also Ms. Karina Schlössing, member of the Bonn International Center joined as an honor guest in the dialogue session via the "Zoom" program.

National background of the participants:
Arabs: 1 - Syriacs: 1 - Kurds: 13

Main topics of the session:
  • The Syrian crisis and the Geneva conferences.
  • Syria's next constitution.
  • The Syrian Constitutional Committee in Geneva.
  • Women’s demands and proposals on the future constitution of Syria.

The facilitator started talking about the nine Geneva conferences and their results in detail, then the door was opened for discussion, consultations and questions by the participants, and all the questions were answered by the session facilitator.

In the second axis, a member of the Constitutional Committee, Dr. Dorsen Oskan, joined the session via the “Zoom” program and talked about the establishment and composition of the Constitutional Committee and the drawbacks of representing the Committee, in addition to talking about the main reasons for the failure of the Constitutional Committee in its work so far.

Ms. Karina Schlössing from Germany, as an honor guest, also joined the session via the Zoom, and spoke about the importance of drafting constitutions in conflict countries, and how to claim rights and work to obtain them.

Then the door was opened to questions addressed to Mrs. Schlössing, while the questions and their answers were translated by the member of Ezdina's Board of Directors, Masoud Aqil.

Then the session facilitator divided the attendees into 3 groups to develop and discuss a set of recommendations and proposals, to arrive at general proposals that were agreed upon by all participants.

Session results:
At the conclusion of the dialogue session, the participants agreed on a set of recommendations and proposals to be submitted to the Syrian Constitutional Committee, including:

Economic and educational recommendations and proposals:
  • The right to work for women in all fields.
  • Distributing wealth equitably among all components.
  • Economic independence.
  • Equal salaries for men and women.
  • The right to education and learning in the mother tongue.
  • Supporting women's economic projects.
Cultural and social demands:
  • Amending the Personal Status Law.
  • 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.
  • Freedom to practice religious, cultural and national rites.
political demands:
  • The participation of women in all political fields.
  • Activating the role of women.
  • 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 detainees in prisons.
  • Creating a “non-ideological” national army that protects citizens.
  • liberation of the occupied territories.
  • Separation of religion and state.



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A Constitution That Protects Us - Ezdina Organization: Outputs of the ninth dialogue session in Amuda
Outputs of the ninth dialogue session in Amuda
A Constitution That Protects Us - Ezdina Organization
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