This report concludes that Fraternity Foundation For Human Rights (FFHR) has been able to accomplish in accordance with its strategic plan adopted in May 2018. The results in this report reflect the capacity of (FFHR) to overcome the difficulties and pressures imposed by the exceptional circumstances of the Syrian conflict. These results achieved by the Fraternity Foundation team demonstrate the team’s ability to adapt to the harsh changes imposed by armed conflict and civil war in a country as complex as Syria.
These conditions are summarized according to the assessment of our administrative and field teams in a coherent and interrelated chain. The work of the Fraternity Foundation is concentrated in a highly sensitive area in northeastern Syria, especially under pressures and threats imposed by the presence of Isis organization in the region and the war waged by the international coalition on the organization Before its big loss in the first quarter of 2019
The regional parties such as Turkey have a clear role in influencing the civil and humanitarian work in the area controlled by Syrian Kurds. Ankara accuses their loyalties to the PKK and play a major role in exerting pressure on the international community to prevent it from dealing with the administrative situation of this region, in conjunction with the great pressure from the Kurdish party itself on civil society organizations through strict laws and administrative procedures that undermine the legislative structure of the work of associations and civil society organizations.
In addition, corruption and the imposition of personal relations in the field of civil work, both in international and local organizations have played a major role in the decline in the level of impact of civil labor organizations and the decline in projects and plans are not feasible and meet the level of the needs of the general situation.
In spite of all these difficult circumstances, the Fraternity Foundation was able to implement its plan in the first phase, which was mainly focused on addressing some of the circumstances we discussed above. The Foundation was able to influence the Kurdish administrative decision in Northeast Syria in its dealings with civil society organizations.It provided legal protection to more than 5 local organizations that were threatened with the revocation of their work permits and the suspension of their work.
The Foundation was able freely to express its position on the Syrian conflict due to its lack of dependence on any regional, international or local agendas. It presented its clear and frank position legally and professionally on the political solution to the Syrian conflict, especially with regard to the Syrian Constitution Drafting Committee and its work.
The issues of the Syrians as a whole were referred to the international community whenever they had the opportunity to attend international conferences, especially with regard to the issues of dealing with the area controlled by the Syrian democratic forces as a cause of the fighters of the Isis Organization calling for prisoners and the need to provide fair trial opportunities in accordance with international standards for all those involved in this Organization and pressure to provide recovery to the communities that were Victims of extremist organization and extremist ideas.
(FFHR) hopes to continue its work and achieve success in its plans to promote and realize human rights in Syria. The Foundation thanks all those who supported it and contributed to the success of its work by consultants, experts, international organizations, colleagues, human rights colleagues and civil activists and pays tribute to its field team, which continued unpaid volunteer work during very difficult periods.
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