The British delegation continues its visit to northern and eastern Syria, in the context of the delegation’s visits to institutions in the region, this morning the delegation visited the Women’s Council in northern and eastern Syria, with the aim of knowing how to enable women to engage in Autonomous Administration, military forces and organizing themselves, and what women are exposed to in Afrin under the occupation of the Turkish army.
The visiting delegation of nine parliamentary figures and members of political parties in Britain included Labor MP Lloyd Russell Moell, a representative of the British Labor Party in the House of Lords Lord Maurice Klasman, and representatives of the Conservative and Labor parties Simon Dobbins, Ben Norman, and Claire. Baker, Ryan Falger, Dan Spage, Bambus Karlamps, and Crispin Planet.
The delegation was received at the Women’s Council Center in Qamishlo City by members of the Women’s Council Coordination in North and East Syria Asia Abdullah, Steer Qasem, Siham Amouka, Abeer Hassaf, Lamia Khlo, and Jorgen Barsoum, as well as member of the Council’s Diplomatic Relations Sana Khalil, and official spokesperson for Kongra Star. Avin Sweid.
During the visit, the meeting between the two sides dealt with the circumstances in which Syria is experiencing conflicts of international interests and how to empower women in the regions of north and east Syria and take their place in the management of the region politically, militarily and socially.
She explained the members of the Women’s Coordination in northern and eastern Syria how the Council works and how it is formed and its importance for women and their necessities, “Women in northern and eastern Syria have not been far from what has happened in Syria since the beginning of the peaceful movement of Syrians, where they have taken their place within the Syrian revolution at the organizational level, and political level within the political parties, and militarily within the Women’s Protection Units (YPJ). ” As a result of the sacrifices and struggle of women, the Rojava revolution was called the “Women’s Revolution”.
For their part, the British delegation explained the developments in northern and eastern Syria and the significant role of women “We are impressed by what women have done and how to organize themselves into civic institutions that work by all means to preserve their rights under the circumstances that Syria is going through, especially in the light of the acquiescence to customs and traditions that exclude women from various areas, first of which management and politics, and this shows the great efforts and sacrifices made by women in this region.
During the debate, members of the Women’s Council called for the need to put pressure and work to diminish the violations committed in Afrin by the Turkish occupation army and its mercenaries, especially Afrin women. They explained that the practices and violations of the Turkish occupation and its mercenaries are no different from the mercenaries of ISIS, and stressed the endeavor to end the Turkish occupation and return it to its indigenous people, and take decisive positions on Turkish threats to the areas of northern and eastern Syria.
Members of the Women’s Council pointed out that any decisions that might be taken regarding Syria’s future would not be right. And a sustainable solution to the Syrian crisis without representation of women and said, “We are not concerned with the outputs or decisions in the absence of our representatives.”
The British delegation then left the Women’s Council to head to the headquarters of the Democratic Society Movement (TEV DEM) as part of its tour of Autonomous Administration and civil society institutions in the region.
The British delegation visited and met yesterday the Autonomous Administration of Kobani canton, in addition to a visit to al-Hol camp’s administration east of the city of al-Hasakah.