President of the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC), Nasr Al-Hariri, sent a letter to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) regarding the situation of female survivors from the prisons of the Assad regime.
Al-Hariri called on the UN agency to support the female ex-detainees who survived the horrors of Assad’s prisons and who are now residing in the liberated areas, especially as they are suffering dire living conditions and going through psychological suffering.
“I would like to inform you that we have met with the gathering of female detainees who are survivors of the prisons of the Assad regime, and those residing in northern Syria; in the presence of the Office of Women’s Affairs, and the National Authority for the Defense of Detainees and the Missing Inside Syria,” the letter said.
Al-Hariri added: “Kindly note that we can provide an effective and direct communication mechanism for you with the gathering of female detainees’ survivors and the National Authority for the Defense of Detainees.”
“We look forward to adopting the rate of appointing detained female survivors among the cadres of partner organizations and implementing them with you as one of the evaluation criteria.”
He added: “We hereby convey their wishes seeking your help and support in order to provide them with decent job opportunities, knowing that they have diverse scientific and professional competencies and many of them have university degrees or practical experiences and are caring for their families.”
“This will be very important to support the Syrian women who have suffered during their detentions and suffer after their release, as your positive answer in this regard will encourage all donors to adopt this context.” (Source: SOC’s Media Department)