As part of the National Coalition’s plan to strengthen communication with citizens in the liberated areas, the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC) opened three new offices in the liberated areas in rural Aleppo that will be concerned with the affairs of women, the youth, and human rights.
SOC’s President, Nasr al-Hariri, and Secretary-General, Abd al-Basit Abd al-Latif, met with members of the three offices in the town of Azaz in rural Aleppo and discussed with them the offices’ objectives and plans of action.
Al-Hariri was accompanied with members of the political committee Yasser Al-Farhan, Muhammad Yahya Maktabi and Bahjat Al-Atassi, members of the General Assembly, Jawad Abu Hatab, Ahmed Tomeh, Muhammad Al-Saleh, Najib Rahmoun, and Coordinator of the SOC’s office in rural Aleppo, Ahmed Al-Shehadi.
Al-Hariri stressed that the Syrian woman are making tremendous sacrifices in the Syrian revolution, pointing to the need to continue to pay attention to their affairs and ensure that that they regain their rights.
Moreover, Al-Hariri stressed the importance of empowering Syrian women in all social, economic and political fields, and that Syrian women play their natural role in leading and building a new Syria. He also stressed women’s vital role in all aspects of life, noting that women must be a real partner in decision-making and strategic planning.
With regard to the Youth Office, Al-Hariri stressed that the youth are the spark of the Syrian revolution and its pillar. He said that opening new horizons and creating opportunities for the youth is key to utilizing their energies and competencies, including the effective political participation of the youth and enabling them to lead constructive initiatives in society.
He pointed out that the Youth Office will seek to strengthen communication with the youth in the liberated areas; help resolve their problems; and qualify them and develop their skills by providing them with the necessary workshops and courses.
With regard to the Human Rights Office, al-Hariri indicated that it will comprise competent Syrian jurists and lawmakers, pointing out that it will have a major role in providing the SOC with legal advice and assistance in preparing international memoranda as well as documenting violations and crimes being committed by the Assad regime and its backers. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)