NORTH AND EAST SYRIA — Ilham Matli, official of the Syriac Women’s Union in Syria, spoke with SuroyoTV about the important role that Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) women play in their national organizations and the institutions of the Democratic Autonomous Administration (DAA) of North and East Syria.
“Syriac women have previously worked secretly within the Syriac Cultural Association since 2005, but when the DAA was established, they began to take their role in the new system and established the Syriac Women’s Union,” said Matli.
“Syriac women have been able to play an important role at the political level, contributing to important decision-making and participating in international conferences,” she continued. “They have demonstrated their ability to engage in economic, social, and military fields as well.”
“Syriac women have become co-chairs and deputy co-chairs in several bodies of the DAA,” added Matli. “On the economic front, they have been able enter the marketplace through small, cooperative initiatives.”
Matli concluded by remarking that Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) women, alongside women from all components of North and East Syria, have worked hard to develop themselves and ensure their rights and the rights of all Syrians.