Syriac Women’s Union held a march in Qabre Hewore, North and East Syria on violence against women

QABRE HEWORE, Syria — To mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, the Syriac Women’s Union (SWU) in Syria organized a march in Qabre Hewore (Qahtaniyah) in the Zalin (Qamishli) countryside in North and East Syria.

The march was secured by the Syriac Security Forces (Sutoro).

During the march, the SWU statement confirmed that the Syriac (Aramean-Chaldean-Assyrian) women proven themselves in all fields to build a free democratic society, which made them a target to reactionary and dark forces.

The statement stressed the importance of Syriac women resistance, which is embodied in Beth Nahrin Women’s Protection Force (Ḥaylawotho d’Sutoro d’Neshe d’Beth Nahrin, HSNB) and Sutoro Women.

The statement also expressed the SWU pride in all military forces and martyrs.

The statement called for standing up to violence against women in all its forms, ending the occupation and stopping the war.

“Humanity is complete only with respect for women. There is no human freedom without women freedom, including freedom of Syriac (Aramean-Chaldean-Assyrian) women,” read the statement.

In comments to our news desk, the SWU official in Syria Ilham Matli confirmed that the Syriac women proved their existence through their activities, including this march, as well as through organizing the Syriac people and working in institutions of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria.

She stressed that the Syriac woman represents life, freedom and victory over slavery and violence.

She appealed to all women of the world to reject physical, psychological, social or family violence, by proving their existence intellectually.

Matli demanded Syriac women to prove their presence in all fields and international forums.