The Syrian Women’s Authority conducted a significant meeting in collaboration with the Stabilization Support Unit over the past two days, Monday and Tuesday, both in-person and via video links. The meeting featured the participation of Dima Moussa, Vice President of the Syrian National Opposition (SOC), and Basma Muhammad, a member of the political committee who attended in her capacity as the coordinator of the Syrian Women’s Authority. Also present were members of the Authority based in Türkiye and liberated areas.
Discussions during the meeting revolved around strategies to enhance the governance of the Authority, comprising Syrian women affiliated with the SOC. The Authority aims to amplify the role of Syrian women in public affairs, fostering an increase in the number of active women in political work and decision-making positions.
At the outset of the meeting, Dima Moussa, SOC’s Vice President, provided an update on the latest political developments. She underscored the significance of the Syrian Women’s Authority’s work, emphasizing that the SOC seeks to realize its vision of a democratic, pluralistic Syria based on the principles of the rule of law, freedom, and equal citizenship. Moussa stressed that achieving this goal is contingent on the effective and genuine participation of Syrian women in decision-making centers and state institutions.
Basma Muhammad, a member of the political committee and the Coordinator of the Syrian Women’s Authority, highlighted the importance of establishing conducive conditions for a national institution comprising active Syrian women capable of influencing public and political affairs. She urged cooperation and efforts to position the Authority as the national institution for Syrian women, underscoring its role in shaping the present and future of the country.
The meeting involved a workshop where participants laid the foundations governing the work of the Syrian Women’s Authority and refined its project as an effective institution within the SOC’s networks and institutions. A draft of the internal regulations and structure of the Syrian Women’s Authority was formulated to advance its work mechanism and promote greater participation of Syrian women in political activities through the SOC.
Additionally, a preliminary vision for the Authority’s work in the next stage was developed, both internally and within the SOC’s networks, with an emphasis on supporting increased participation of Syrian women across all aspects of SOC’s work and institutions.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)