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(Our responsibility is all against gender-based violence) in a panel discussion for the Federation of Trade Unions


Damascus, SANA- As part of the activities of the 16-day campaign against gender-based violence, the General Union of NG


As part of the activities of the 16-day campaign against gender-based violence, the General Federation of Trade Unions held today a panel discussion entitled “We are all responsible against gender-based violence” in the Labor Theater in the Federation building in Damascus.

The symposium focused on defining the articles of law that guarantee women's rights, international agreements related to the reduction of violence and discrimination against them, and the procedures of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor in terms of empowering women in various fields and strengthening their role in society.

Participants emphasized the necessity of tightening the punishment of domestic violence against women and children in an explicit legal text, providing support for survivors of violence, as well as tightening the punishment for those who incite violence, and raising awareness of women's rights in the workplace through trade union committees.

The President of the Confederation of Trade Unions, Jamal Al-Qadri, praised in his speech the Syrian laws and legislation and the development and amendment that it witnessed that guaranteed women’s rights and strengthened their role, and called for combating gender-based violence, stressing the role of raising awareness of gender-based violence, which increased after the terrorist war that Syria was exposed to. And the economic blockade that affected various fields, especially the livelihood of the Syrian citizen.

Dr. Hassan Awad, Dean of the Faculty of Sharia at the University of Damascus, pointed to the accuracy of the articles of the Personal Status Law, as it showed the place of women and gave them important gains to be in their true position, and set the age of marriage for males and females at 18, in addition to equality in the obligatory will of inheritance.

The Director of Social Policies at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor, Awatif, explained the good work of the ministry with regard to supporting women and empowering them economically through small and micro projects, revealing preparations for preparing a draft law in cooperation with the concerned authorities to protect against domestic violence in all its forms, in a way that guarantees limiting its spread, prevention and punishment. perpetrators, compensation for damages resulting from it, and provision of necessary care for its survivors.

Dr. Ruba Mirza, a member of the People's Assembly and the Board of Directors of the Syrian Commission for Family and Population Affairs, drew attention to the awareness campaigns carried out by the Commission in this context, and the provision of the Family Protection Unit in terms of temporary residence, health, psychological, legal, and economic empowerment services for women survivors of violence.

Dr. Adnan Azouz, a consultant in the Workers' Union, said that the international agreement on the protection of women in the workplace aims to reach a safe work environment in which everyone can do their work without difficulties, pointing out that Syria has agreed to the agreement and it will be ratified soon.

Muhannad Suleiman

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