Violations Documentation: Syrian activists hold workshop

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Partcipants in Urfa workshop. Photo: ARA News

ARA News

Urfa, Turkey The Syrian Civil Coalition “Tamas” closed on Wednesday a training workshop for the members of its two affiliated bodies; al-Khabour Civic Forum and Tel Abyad Civic Society Forum, in the Turkish southern city of Urfa.

The three-day workshop revolved around “documenting violations”, under the supervision of a gender trainer from Ugarit Center for Human Rights, engineer Hassan Ayo.

Speaking to ARA News, Ibrahim Muslim, member of Tamas board of directors, said: “On the first day, we focused on the concept of human rights until the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.”

The trainees were divided into working groups to discuss the political, civil, cultural and economic rights in Syria.

“On the second day, the different working groups prepared a documentation form, including the date, time, nature of violation, perpetrator, victim, and victim’s work,” Muslim added.

The workshop highlighted the importance of visual evidences of videos and photos as well as witnesses.

Role-playing on the process of documentation took place on the last day.

The Syrian Civil Coalition “Tamas” held its constituent conference in the Lebanese capital of Beirut last May, with the presence of many internal and external Syrian civic institutions.

“Documenting violation” workshop is “Tamas” first activity in Urfa following many activities in Gaziantep city, south of Turkey.

 

Reporting by: Redwan Bizar

Source: ARA News

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