Syrian Opposition Coalition
Department of Media and Communications
November 25, 2021
Millions of Syrian women are suffering systematic violence at the hands of Assad’s criminal gangs, militias and intelligence services.
On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, it is necessary to stand up to the Assad regime; work to enforce UN resolutions; and hold to account perpetrators of crimes against Syrian women. These are key practical steps to support the idea of this Day and contribute to achieving its goals.
Thousands of female detainees and abductees, tens of thousands of mothers of detainees, hundreds of thousands of mothers of victims, and millions of displaced women are the outcome of the systematic violence being practiced by the Assad regime against the Syrian people, especially against women.
The biggest responsibility in this regard rests with the United Nations and UN Security Council which must take concrete action to enforce UN resolutions; bring about a political solution; and prevent the Assad regime from continuing to take Syria and the future of its women and children a hostage.
On the social level, the relevant official Syrian institutions, civil society organizations, humanitarian and civil organizations, influential people and the media need to stand by Syrian women by providing support to the victims of violence; raise awareness of women’s rights; and combat all forms of violence and negative discrimination against them.