RR, in collaboration with Jasmine of Peace, hosted a women-only event on 7 March in celebration of International Women's Day 2015. The audience learned about the struggles, hopes, aspirations, and experiences of the Syrian woman and enjoyed entertainment put together by a group of young Syrian girls as well as a dabke group.
RR Met with MEP Afzal Khan on 20 February and conveyed to him some of our concerns regarding domestic and international policy towards Syria. RR advised MEP Afzal Khan on 13 February regarding his speech on Syria in European Parliament and he took on board many of our suggestions and included a quote from RR in his press release.
RR was a key organiser of the Syrian Platform for Peace launch in London on 18 February. This Platform, overseen by International Alert, will work towards peace-building in Syria. We were represented in the panel discussion in which we spoke of the Syrian diaspora's role in contributing to peace in Syria.