This side event, featuring an all-Syrian panel of civil society and affected community representatives, will highlight key developments regarding housing land and property rights violations in Syria since Brussels IV, give a forum for the experiences and demands of communities targeted or disproportionately affected by Housing Land and Property (HLP) rights violations, and make practical recommendations to conference delegates to address past and ongoing HLP rights violations and prevent further abuses occurring.
Speakers include: Abdullah al-Khatib, Palestinian-Syrian activist and social researcher based in Germany. Co-founder of the Watad Center of Training and Development in southern Damascus and Sard;
Ferhad Ahma, a translator and Kurdish-Syrian activist based in Germany. He worked previously in the media and the Synchronization of documentaries. He is co-founder and Director of PÊL - Civil Waves, a civic organisation promoting social cohesion, youth and women empowerment in northeastern Syria. PÊL is also documenting violations against HLP rights in northeastern Syria. Lama Sulaiman, Palestinian-Syrian architect. Based in Germany and currently pursuing her master’s degree in urban planning at the Technical University of Stuttgart, with focus on utilising urban planning for peace making in the post conflict in Syria.
The event will be moderated by Sawsan Abou Zainedin, Syrian architect and urban development practitioner whose work tackles the impact of urban processes and reconstruction efforts on social justice, social cohesion, and good governance.
Date: 18/03/2021 15:00-16:00 CET
Organiser: Impunity Watch, PAX, PÊL – Civil Waves
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