Syriac Women’s Union calls for international recognition of Sayfo Genocide at 109th anniversary event in Zalin, North and East Syria

ZALIN, North and East Syria — During an event in Zalin (Qamishli), North and East Syria, commemorating the 109th anniversary of the Sayfo Genocide, Georgette Barsomo, head of the Syriac Women’s Union (SWU), spoke to Suroyo TV about the devastating impact on Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) women during the massacres. She highlighted that women bore the brunt of the atrocities, subjected to killing, violations, and displacement.

Barsomo emphasized that despite the immense suffering inflicted on the Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) people, they draw strength from this pain to preserve their existence. She affirmed that Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) women will continue their struggle for international recognition of the Sayfo Genocide.

In her concluding remarks, Barsomo called on the international community and humanitarian organizations to officially recognize the Sayfo as a genocide and hold accountable those responsible for these crimes against the Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean), Armenian, and Greek peoples.