The Syrian League for Citizenship (SLC) was founded in February 2012 as a result of the efforts of several society activists who wanted to promote the principle of citizenship and equal rights and duties to all the Syrian citizens. The SLC works through workshops, seminars, lectures, and the media to convey its key messages.
The Syrian League for Citizenship (SLC) comes as yet another respond from Syrian intellectuals who have worked to ensure that the new Syria will be a state for all Syrians, and that the principle of citizenship will prevail rather than the sectarian or religious ideas. The founders of SLC are scholars,, lawyers, gender activists, and civil society leaders. The League was founded in February 2012 as a result of the efforts of several society activists who wanted to promote the principle of citizenship and equal rights and duties to all the Syrian citizens.
The SLC is steered by a steering committee that includes a number of Syrian intellectuals who had been known for their struggle in the Syrian civil society before the outbreak of the Syrian revolution. The League was co-founded by a group of activists including Dr. Hassan Abas, a university professor, researcher, and civil society activist, the committee also include Nawal Yazigi and Sabah Hallak, tow renowned gender activists; and Wael Sawh, a civil society researcher.
Mission and vision
SLC’s mission is to promote the principle of citizenship as the base for the relationship among all the citizens in Syria, rather than the religious or even the sectarian and tribal relationship. The mission aims also to explain the basic principles of citizenship and the relationship between citizenship and democracy.
SLC’s vision is based on the fact that a democratic should enable all citizens to influence the way it is run. Citizenship is more than the right to vote. It is a positive concept that implies the co-operation of those living in a society towards a form of community. Citizenship implies duties as well as rights. It implies the duty as well as the right to develop one's personal skills and possibilities to their full potential. It implies the duty to guard the freedom of others as well as your own. Racism interferes with the idea of citizenship. Someone else can only help you guard your freedom and build your community if he is
The SLC comprises four main sections: the knowledge, capacity building, relief, and media. Their effort is focused on holding public lectures and meetings, workshops, and seminars; and on publishing studies on citizenship in general and in the Syrian context.
To contact the SLC, write to firstname.lastname@example.org