The Syrian Women's Council issued a written statement congratulating International Women's Day for all women.
The text of the statement:
“We in the Syrian Women’s Council celebrate with the whole world on the eighth of March of each year, on the occasion of International Women's Day, and we stand on the achievements of women at all political, social and economic levels, and we salute with the peoples of the world and all the forces opposing violence and discrimination and with the forces defending the values of Tolerance, citizenship, equality and human dignity, and we extend from all women of the world congratulations and blessings and salute the struggles of the regional and global women's movement, and we declare our full solidarity with the Syrian women who have suffered from the scourge of the ongoing war for nearly nine years and still suffer in the camps of displacement and Asylum and that made a lot of sacrifices for their freedom were defending their rights in various fields.
This year marks the international anniversary of Women's Day, and Syria is exposed to violations by the Turkish state that occupied parts of the Syrian lands and still threatens security and peace in Syria and committed and still is committing the Syrian women the most horrific and heinous violations that up to war crimes, especially in the cities of Afrin, Tal Abyad and Ras al-Ain occupied.
Therefore, we work in the Syrian Women's Council to empower women with their rights and work to eliminate all forms of discrimination and violence that they have been and are still subjected to, and activate the right to participate for Syrian women, and activate their role in real and effective representation of all issues related to building the country and the citizen.
We in the Syrian Women’s Council consider that International Women’s Day is an opportunity to reflect on the progress made and advocate for change and accelerate the courageous efforts made by all women and their exceptional roles in making the history of their countries and societies.