Women of NE Syria discussed the reflection of the economic crisis and chaos in the world on women of the Autonomous Administration. We spoke to Derya Remezan, a member of the Women’s Commission in the Cizre Region about the meeting.
Qamishlo – Women of NE Syria came together to discuss the economic issues of the region. Female members of many political parties, women’s movements, NGOs attended the meeting. During the meeting, the women discussed many economic issues such as the current economic situation, problems in the region, and how they can solve these problems. We spoke to Derya Remezan, a member of the Women’s Commission in Cizre Region about the meeting.
“Today, we had a very important meeting for women. Actually, this is not the first women’s meeting on economic issues. We sometimes come together to discuss the economic issues in the region. We come together to build an equal life,” Derya Remezan told us.
“The main agenda of the meeting was women’s participation in the economy”
Women from many working areas attended the meeting under the same umbrella to discuss economic problems they face. “One of the main agendas of the meeting was how we can reduce the effects of the economic crisis and chaos in the world on women living in Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria. Another main agenda of the meeting was women’s participation in the economy.”
During the meeting, the women discussed many issues such as production, pricing, and projects. “Considering the current rights and economic situation in the Syrian Regime and Rojava Kurdistan, we see very different situations. We can say that the laws enacted by the Syrian Government are not valid in our region. One of the most important differences is that the current government has no plans and projects to solve the economic problems of the people. As the Autonomous Administration, we discuss every issue from the basic needs of people, the women’s economy, the prices of oil, vegetable and fruit prices, and their effects on production. During the meeting, the women presented their reports to solve the economic problems,” Derya Remezan said.
Derye Remezan drew attention to the fact that measures are being taken to improve the purchasing power of citizens and their own economic independence within the Autonomous Administration and she said, “Women’s participation in production and economic life was one of the main agendas of the meeting.”