The Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC) announced the launch of the Syrian Women’s Commission which will aim to improve the reality of Syrian women, safeguard their rights, ensure their participation in the decision-making process, and uphold the principle of equal and effective citizenship in a society that is built on justice and equal opportunities.
In a televised statement on Wednesday, the SOC indicated that the formation of the Commission came after extensive consultations, as well as several workshops and meetings organized by the Syrian Opposition Coalition’s Office for Women, and following the results of the Syrian Women’s Forums that have recently been held in the liberated areas with the participation of many women who are active in public affairs.
It also said that the move was based on the recommendations that were put forward by these forums with the aim of building bridges of cooperation, integration and coordination between Syrian women and everyone who believes in the Syrian revolution, freedom and democracy in Syria and abroad.
“The Syrian Women’s Commission is a national institution that deals with women’s affairs; seeks to guarantee their constitutional and legal rights; and empower them at the political, social, economic and legal levels so as to ensure their effective participation in major tasks and decision-making,” the SOC added.
It added that the Commission will operate in the liberated areas in Syria to extend bridges to all Syrian women everywhere in the world.
“The Syrian Women’s Commission is a strategic project that extends from the current stage until after the political transition and the building of a pluralistic, democratic Syria in which equal citizenship prevails, and in which women will have the role and position they deserve.”
The SOC stressed that Syrian women are playing a major role in the Syrian Revolution, and are an integral part of the greatness of this revolution, as well as its direct connection to the people and its representation of its aspirations. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)