Vice-President of the Syrian Coalition, Dima Moussa, saluted all Syrian women on the occasion of the International Women's Day. She emphasized the pivotal role of the Syrian women in the Syrian revolution and their effective participation in the political work at its various levels.
Moussa also stressed the important role of Syrian women, especially in the political process and in negotiations as key to making Syria a place of safety and creating sustainable peace.
“As the world observes the International Women's Day, Syrian women continue their struggle and courageously endure the suffering resulting from the Assad regime’s harassment, detention, torture and forced displacement of them and their families,” Moussa said.
She added that thousands of Syrian women and girls are currently held in the Assad regimes’ secret dungeons and are subjected to all types of violations in response to their civic activity as well as their calls for freedom and dignity. She noted that women in other parts of Syria are subjected to other types of violations, including forced military conscription, child marriage, and the imposition of dress code and a certain lifestyle.
Moussa called on all women around the world to remember the suffering of the Syrian people; show solidarity with them; and to call on the international community to take the necessary steps to put an end to the tragedy that has been affecting Syrian civilians for nearly eight years.
Ending this tragedy requires the implementation of international conventions and UN resolutions on Syria, including the taking of concrete steps to stop the hostilities; ensure the release of detainees; and the delivery of humanitarian assistance to those in need everywhere in Syria, Moussa said. She pointed out that these are the first steps towards bringing about a political transition to Syria that is based on justice, the rule of law, and equal citizenship for all Syrian citizens.
Moussa concluded her remarks by reaffirming commitment to carrying on with the efforts to reach a political solution that guarantees freedom, dignity and justice for the Syrian people in general and Syrian women in particular. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)