Synergy Association For Victims
Synergy Associations for Victims is a non-governmental, non-profit association which aims to provide a platform and a space for the victims to represent themselves and claim their rights. Synergy was founded on March 11, 2021 to seek justice for the victims of conflict in North and Northeastern Syria and participate in the process of accountability and justice.
The Association is a part of the “Truth and Justice Charter”, which works to uncover the truth, ensure justice for the detainees, the forcibly disappeared and their families, and hold those who commit violations accountable as a cornerstone for achieving a lasting peace in Syria.
Synergy comprises victims and human rights defenders, and its team includes (researchers, investigators, editors, data reviewers, legal advisors and a visual verification expert). The Association adopts a societal organizing approach to organize the victims and the survivors, build their abilities, involve them in building plans and policies and implementing activities, with the aim to achieve accountability and justice. The Association’s team has extensive experience, as well as direct access to the field and the beneficiaries.
Synergy’s strategy adopts an approach that focuses on the victims’/survivors’ experiences, perspectives and priorities as an essential part of its daily work. This is done through perpetual dialogue with the victims/survivors of the crimes committed in Syria and drawing useful instructions from experiences/examples ensued from other processes of justice and accountability.
Justice for North and Northeastern Syria and safety for its residents.
Documenting all human rights violations in North and Northeastern Syria, saving evidence, documents and testimonies to collaborate in the process of uncovering the truth, accountability and achieving justice. In addition to building the victims’ abilities and advocate for their cause in order to build a society that claims its own rights.
- Accuracy and Integrity: Synergy commits to the highest degrees of accuracy and integrity, including seeking multiple perspectives to develop an in-depth and analytical understanding of the events. We are aware of the bulk of our responsibility towards the victims and the witnesses who share their experiences with us.
- Creativity and Sustained Impact: We only succeed when our work leads to positive and sustainable change. We are not negligent, always looking for new opportunities to advance our cause.
- Integration: We work closely with a wide variety of actors in the domestic and international civil society to achieve as much impact as possible. Synergy is a continuation of the efforts of similar local Syrian organizations which started work during the years of conflict in other Syrian regions as a kind of contribution to building a comprehensive Syrian narrative.
- Diversity: The diversity present in Syria, particularly in North and Northeastern Syria, reinforces the idea of “Synergy” and the need for coexistence among all Syrian citizens including Kurds, Arabs, Assyrians, Armenians, Syriacs, Chechens, Circassians, and Turkmens on the basis of citizenship and equal rights for the whole people.