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Honorable Mr. Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres

Honorable Mr. Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres
After Greetings:
Humanity today is living in the most difficult of stages. Millions of people were infected with Covid-19 disease, hundreds of thousands died, and it became clear to all that our world, with all the development we are witnessing in all fields, was not ready to face this pandemic and this is what makes us sad and anxious.
We are the Center for Research and Protection of Women’s Rights in Syria who have been living for the longest time in the fiercest armed conflicts, and your role in combating this epidemic and the role of the World Health Organization is dearly. To confront the pandemic and intensify efforts to find anti-virus treatment, only we in Syria and the city of Qamishli affirm that the Turkish state and the armed factions supported by it, despite the sensitive situation the world is going through, have spared no effort and time and have never stopped their inhumane practice against civilians. Especially women and children in the north and north-east regions in Syria
There is much evidence of the grave violations they commit against children and women in Afrin, Ras al-Ain and Tel Abyad. The United Nations Monitoring and Reporting Mechanism has documented the killing, wounding and kidnapping of hundreds of children and women as a result of air and ground attacks, as well as dozens of children who have been killed or are disabled due to the constant shelling of the villages of Shahba, which are experiencing human overcrowding as a result of the forced displacement and the continuous displacement of the people of Afrin and its countryside.
These results fall within the context of widespread violations of international humanitarian law because these areas are now under the control of the armed factions supported by them and even under the management of their military and there are dozens of evidence for this, despite all calls and instead of adherence to the United Nations resolutions in protecting civilians and not subjecting them, but Turkey It showed no interest and did not hesitate to support the perpetrators of crimes from the armed factions, and your organization’s silence on the actions of the armed factions in northeastern Syria undermines the principles of “human rights” and distorts your history as a defender
The “black list” established by the UN Secretary-General in 2002 has been a valuable tool in efforts to curb violations against children caused by armed conflict. Stigmatizing the
perpetrators puts great pressure on the parties to the conflict, from governments or other armed groups, and forces them to comply with international law. We, as a human rights center concerned with women and childhood affairs, wish you to include the violations committed against women within the measures taken in the black list and to include the name of the Turkish state and the armed factions loyal to it for the crimes and crimes committed against children and women in North and Northeast Syria based on international humanitarian law, not on politics
We also thank you, the Center for Research and Protection of Women’s Rights in Syria, for your appeal regarding stopping sexual violence in the home in conditions of domestic quarantine and the curfew due to the outbreak of Covid-19 disease and commitment to a culture of peace, love and cooperation in order to curb and control the epidemic and express our full support for all efforts Exerted by your organization in order to empower women and support them in achieving their rights and since we live on the Syrian land and work in it, we are ready to work with all of your committees in this field and provide them with information that helps them in monitoring and documenting what children and women suffer in the absence of the rule of laws in Syria, And the rule of the power of killing, forced displacement and indifference to human rights principles.
Center for Research and Protection of Women’s Rights in Syria
26/4/2020

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