March 8, 2017
On the occasion of International Women’s Day, the Syrian Coalition salutes women around the world. It pays a special tribute to the Syrian women and expresses its deep appreciation for their contribution to the revolution. The Coalition emphasizes the pivotal role Syrian women play in bolstering the steadfastness of the Syrian people and their struggle to achieve freedom, justice, and dignity.
International Women’s Day is an opportunity to stand with reverence and awe of those fallen women who were killed at the hands of the authoritarian regime. It is an occasion to show the utmost respect for female detainees enduring unspeakable suffering in Assad’s prisons. It is a reminder that we should continue to do everything possible to ensure their release. Today is also an occasion to offer support to the bereaved mothers who lost a child, a husband, a sibling or a parent and to stand by them in their plight.
Today, and every day, the rebellious Syrian women provide an example on how to women are an indispensable component of society and their contributions to the Syrian revolution cannot in any way be overlooked or underestimated.
The Syrian Coalition salutes Syrian women who have no other option but to stand tall in defending their rights along with the rest of the Syrian people. The Coalition will continue to work with Syrian women to create a better present and a bright future for Syria.
May the wounded recover, detainees be free, and the fallen heroes rest in peace.
Long live the Syrian people, free and with honor.