The Syrian Opposition Coalition’s (SOC) Women’s Office organized a workshop on the role of women in legislative, executive and judicial powers post-political transition with the participation of many organizations and institutions concerned with women affairs in the liberated areas.
The workshop was supervised by SOC’s Vice-president, Coordinator of the Women’s Office, Ruba Habboush. SOC’s member Najib Rahmoun took part in preparations for the workshop, which brought together public, academic and political figures.
The workshop discussed ways to empower women in politics, while comparing their legislative, executive and judicial roles before and during the Syrian revolution and how it should be after political transition has been put in place. It also discussed the obstacles and challenges facing women’s activities and ways to overcome these challenges.
Participants pointed out that the Syrian women’s political, leadership and professional potential was unlocked only after the start of the Syrian revolution. They stressed that the Assad regime is exploiting women to whitewash its mage in front of the international community, adding that women do not have any real role under the Assad regime.
At the end of the workshop, participants emphasized that paving the way for women to prove their political, social and professional potential can only tale place through empowering them and including their rights in the constitution and laws as well as their political representation in future Syria.
It was also agreed to organize various courses for women in the liberated areas, encourage the establishment of political bodies specialized in empowering women, and continue joint work between the Women’s Office and the organizations and institutions concerned with women affairs. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)