Vice-President of the Syrian, Dima Moussa, emphasized the important role of Syrian women in bringing about comprehensive change in the country in line with the international resolutions on Syria. She said that the effective engagement of Syrian women would significantly contribute to the efforts aimed at reaching a sustainable political solution in the country.
Moussa was speaking on the sidelines of a workshop organized by the European Union in the Turkish city of Gaziantep on Thursday and Friday. About 30 women representing the Syrian Coalition, the Syrian Negotiations Commission, the Syrian Interim Government, local councils, and civil society organizations participated in the workshop.
Moussa pointed out that the workshop brought together Syrian women from various backgrounds and regions, including women living inside Syria. She said that they discussed a strategic plan to implement UN Security Council Resolution 1325 and to translate the theories of security, peace and development related to women’s participation into practical steps.
Moussa went on to say that they “examined the challenges facing women’s participation and the activation of their role in the Syrian institutions and bodies. She indicated that they had proposed solutions and made “concrete steps towards an increased participation by Syrian women, especially in the political process.”
“The role of women is important in making sustainable peace as they are a key factor in making change and represent half of the society,” Moussa said. She stressed that Syrian women are struggling amid unfavorable circumstances to realize the aspirations of the Syrian people for the building of a democratic society that is based on justice and equality.
Moreover, Moussa added that the Syrian Coalition attaches particular importance to activating the role of women in society and political bodies. It is also seeking to meet all international standards for the representation of women in its General Assembly and political committee. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department + Smart News Network)