The Syrian Opposition Coalition’s (SOC) Women’s Office organized an online activity on success stories of Syrian women. The event, which was supervised by the SOC’s Vice-president and Coordinator of the Office Ruba Habboush, hosted activist Maha Akkasha, Director of Feminist Organization Mona Freij, organizations, activists and groupings concerned with women affairs.
Akkasha talked about her revolutionary activities in Eastern Ghouta since the start of the revolution, especially during siege. She highlighted the experiences and skills she acquired, the societal and political challenges, and the insufficient support, stressing the ability of Syrian women and their leadership, political and economic competencies.
Freij talked about her journey during the Syrian revolution and her struggle to empower women in eastern Syria, especially in Raqqa, and the difficulties that faced the region under the rule of terrorist organizations. She stressed the need for women to support each other as she praised the successes they are achieving.
Habboush pointed to the need to shed light on successful women in political and societal life as well as listen to their experiences and the challenges they are facing. She also stressed the need to look for solutions to overcome the obstacles that limit women’s access to decision-making circles.
Participants also stressed the need to empower Syrian women, noting that successful experiences demonstrated the competencies and capabilities of Syrian women who have faced all kinds of challenges and obstacles. They said they would continue working until justice, democracy and equal citizenship are achieved in Syria. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)