Reconstruction in Syria was discussed on international levels several months ago and is still subject to considerations of different states with varying interests, political orientations and strategic interests.
This policy paper addresses the problem of the return of refugees as proposed by the regime and its allies, using it as a political bargaining chip that serves narrow political, economic, and geostrategic interests, without considering the humanitarian, legal, or gender dimensions, while turning a blind eye to the rights of refugees and IDPs and their gender priorities, all of which would guarantee their human dignity.
The proposal of drafting a new constitution in Syria is not a popular demand, as the perception is that the track of the constitutional process has started behind closed doors and within international circles that have narrow political interests, to which the Syrian political opposition was annexed at a later stage.
“After that bloody day and the news of the bombing, the dead and the wounded, I saw my granddaughter carrying her doll, but she had removed her legs. I told her why she did that and she answered: ‘My doll was hit today and I now I’ve taken her from the hospital.’ I never thought that the imaginations of our children would bear all this pain.”
The Idlib governorate, the northern countryside of Hama, and the western countryside of Aleppo continue to be under a brutal military attack with all types of lethal weapons. This led to the destruction of civil infrastructure and service utilities particularly medical centers, markets, and schools, and has resulted in many casualties, mostly women and children.
“We won’t reduce elimination of violence against women to one day; we should be doing that everyday. Let’s recall the crimes Assad regime has committed against women in prisons & elsewhere in Syria, & remember women’s sacrifices.”