At its conclusion, the Noon project presented a set of proposals related to amending some articles in the personal status laws, work, social security, and penalties in a way that enhances and supports gender justice.
The project was launched last March by the Junior Chamber International and the Family Planning Association in cooperation with the Damascus Bar Association, the Syrian Trust for Development and the Virtual University, with the aim of introducing Syrian laws related to women’s rights and raising women’s legal awareness and their participation in decision-making and their role in social responsibility in a way that ensures the achievement of legal justice between males and females according to Its director is Bana Al-Swan.
In the dialogue forum that was held at the Damascus Hotel at the conclusion of the “Noun” project, which reached more than 50 lawyers and representatives of civil associations, the head of the Constitutional Committee in the People’s Assembly, Dr. Ahmed al-Kuzbari, pointed out that the Personal Status Law has witnessed two recent amendments in the interest of women and the family, stressing the importance of the proposals in terms of community participation. Providing ideas and visions to prepare draft laws that support the rights and duties of all parties.
In turn, Deputy Minister of Social Affairs Rakan Ibrahim indicated that the laws regulating work in the public and private sectors and the Social Security Law do not include discrimination except in some articles related to maternity leave, especially in the law applicable to agricultural workers, stressing the importance of integration with legal texts.
Head of the Bar Association branch Abdul Hakim Al-Saadi in Damascus pointed out the importance of shedding light on laws of interest to a large segment of society, while the President of the Family Planning Association, Dr. Hazar Al-Miqdad, pointed out that the association supported the project for its intersection with its goals, projects and activities in combating gender-based violence and raising women’s awareness of their rights to access to empower them socially, economically and educationally.