SOCIAL

THE SOCIAL The Social Committee is responsible for the oversight and organization of plans and projects related to such issues as human rights, peace, sports, faith, health and social relations, as well for the development of children, the elderly and the disabled. It may form relevant institutions, in accordance with needs. It also develops educational and organizational activities. The committee strives to further democratic national consciousness. It also works to democratize the fundamental unit of society: the family.


THE COUNCIL OF MARTYRS’ FAMILIES

It’s necessary to pay attention to the concerns of the martyrs’ families, to address the problems they face, and to return a small part of the sacrifices that they offered for their land and people. The Council of Martyrs’ Families was established in 2014. The women’s committee within the council provides aid, both moral and financial, and provides necessary services, including household items, education, and health care, to make their lives easier. The committee provides awareness sessions for the martyrs’ wives and children so they can learn to be self-reliant, prepare themselves psychologically to return to normal life, and feel equal to others.

"Our martyrs are the light that illuminates our path, giving their lives and blood for the liberation of our land."

THE WORKERS’ COMMITTEE IN JAZIRA

This committee was established on May 1st, 2016. May 1st is International Worker’s Day.
Workers’ committees have opened across Northern Syria, and women have taken active roles in all levels of committee work. Some women are administrators, organizing and training the workers, as well as providing them with educational programs on culture, ethics and women’s struggle. These programs ensure that working women can learn to rely on themselves and understand their rights.
The committee resolves the problems of the working class and makes it a source of strength in all spheres of life. It is working to abolish the bourgeois class, which had previously controlled the means of production, the leadership of the state, and the welfare of the people. The committee works to protect the rights of women workers. It prevents factory owners from exploiting any workers by setting fair work hours and raising salaries. This ensures that workers have a fair standard of living, and do not work for long hours for unfairly low pay.
The committee supervises the organizing and training of three categories of workers:
1. Factory, agricultural, municipal, and government workers.
2. Drivers.
3. Engineers.

RELIGION AND SOCIETY

In its foundations the religion Islam was compatible with democracy and a religion to enhance the society. But Islam, like many other regions can be and has been used as a tool of suppression. It is our aim to understand islam again in a way that is moderate, compatible with democracy and is tolerant to other religions. We are striving for an interpretation of islam which defends the rights of all human beings, regardless of race, religion or creed. Islam rejects the inhuman practices of killing, forced displacement and dissension, and promotes dealing fairly with all members and components of society.
A union of religious scholars in Rojava/ Northern Syria has been established to address religious issues and problems related to religion within society. Because of the importance of women in society and their vital role in the development and modernization of society and civilization itself, it was necessary to establish an institution dedicated to women’s affairs, with a specific focus on religion and ethics. The Religion and Society Center (RSC) was established on April 5th, 2014 in Al-Qamishli, and similar women’s institutions were opened in Ras Al-Ain, Hassaka, Derek and the villages of Tel Brak.
Upon its initial establishment, RSC encountered some difficulties. Religion is a sensitive issue in society, and opening religious centers for women under these circumstances was very challenging. Local religious clerics rejected the idea of women participating in these institutions, as this was in violation of the customs and traditions of a male-dominated society. Women from these institutions began hosting awareness lectures for women in villages and cities, gathering them together to discuss the concept of religion as a proponent of justice and equality in society, and to explain how radicalism is a result of the misunderstanding of religion.

"Without equality between men and women a democratic family nor a democratic society is possible."

These women’s institutions promote the belief that one of the main problems in society is this wrong interpretation of religion, and that women should distance themselves from this ideology and those in society who are advocating it.
The institutions focus on democratising the family and focus that equality between men and women and rights of women in society are important values compatible with islam. Without equality between men and women a democratic family nor a democratic society is possible. Women, in addition to their responsibilities, also have rights that they are entitled to protect, including the right to protect their children, to leave the house at will, to work and to establish their own projects.

The Congregation of Religions


A congregation of religions opened on January 5th, 2017, in Al-Jazeera province. It works to strengthen the bonds of love, interdependence, spiritual and moral unity between religions, and to foster the idea of living together under the umbrella of justice, equality and solidarity. It strives for the advancement of humankind - especially women- in ways that will allow them to reach their potential, discover their capabilities and guide them toward a constructive future.

The Institute of Religion and Society (IRS) rejects unjust laws and practices such as polygamy, underage marriage, violence against women and others. These laws, customs and traditions violate the rights and freedom of women, whereas the institution seeks to raise the role of women in society and establish them as examples for society to follow.

Preparations are underway for the establishment of a huge religious university in the Amoud, Tel Hebbash area, where the foundation stone has been laid. The curriculum will include all divine religions, and will serve to deepen communication, love and peace between the diverse religious and other components of society. The university’s slogan, “Love, Justice, Peace,” reflects its core mission of bringing together people of all religions in the region.