President of the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC), Nasr Al Hariri, and Vice-president Ruba Habboush took part in a workshop in the town of Azaz in rural Aleppo on activating the role of women in the political process. The workshop, which was organized by the Stability Support Unit, came as part of the activities of the project launched under the title “The Local Community in the Political and Constitutional Process.”
The workshop brought together activists and women leaders present in the liberated areas in rural Aleppo. They discussed the reality of women’s participation in the official opposition bodies, the obstacles to this participation, and its development during the stages of the Syrian revolution.
Al-Hariri talked about the SOC’s keenness on supporting women, ensuring their participation in all aspects of social and political life, and enabling them to fully assume their role. He pointed out that there are preparations for the upcoming challenges with the participation of Syrian women in political work and all major issues in Syria, including preparation for a political solution, and building up a unified central administration, authority and good governance.
Al-Hariri stressed the importance of improving the reality of women in the liberated areas, noting that the SOC opened an office for women in Azaz with the aim of following up on women’s affairs and ensuring their participation in all events and activities.
He added that the SOC’s Women’s Office is constantly seeking to reach out to female activists in the liberated areas. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)