DEMOCRATIC FEDERATION OF NORTH SYRIA

SELF-ADMINISTRATION

SELF-ADMINISTRATION

The Democratic Self-Administration of the Federation of North Syria is the highest governing body of the federalized region. The system of governance in the region functions from the bottom up, starting at the community level, and moving upwards through communes, judicial bodies, and the Self-Administration. All decisions are made democratically and each deliberating body is led by co-chairs. The co-chair system ensures the provision of gender equality at all levels of administration as there must be one man and one woman. 

As the highest level of the democratic system, the Self-Administration handles issues concerning international relations, large-scale infrastructure development, and other affairs that cannot be handled at the lower levels. It is an administrative system that represents all ethnic and religious groups present in North Syria, ensuring representation through a quota system which includes a quota to ensure the participation of women, as well as men.

NORTH SYRIA

NORTH SYRIA

COMPONENTS

COMPONENTS

CITIES

Erdogan has declared war on Syrian Kurdish population.

NATO’s member, Turkey, is invading Afrin, a democratically self-governed region in North Syria.

The canton of Afrin has been the most secure and safe region in Syria for its inhabitants despite the embargo. It is democratically governed by locally-elected councils and it hosts more than 300,000 IDPs from the other Syrian cities.

We implore the international community to act in the name of peace and justice, and work to halt this Turkish offensive with such efforts as instituting a no-fly zone over Afrin, sending a team of UN observers, or providing peace-keeping troops to secure the Turkish-Syrian border.

 

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