In furtherance of its charitable objectives, RR strives to raise awareness on issues related to refugees and immigrants within the British landscape through work on policy and media. Because of our daily work with Syrian refugees, we serve as a critical source of information on the Syrian conflict for journalists and through our professional relationships with these journalists we work on the framework by which refugee crises, particularly in Syria, are discussed. RR also organises seminars and hosts academic conferences that draw in leading academics and community organisers for discussion and insight on often overlooked aspects of the Syrian conflict and other conflicts in the region.
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Silenced Voices: New exhibition highlights political prisoners in Syria

An article in The Big Issue published on 17 August highlights our upcoming 8 September exhibition on Syrian women detainees in Assad's prisons. The article provides an overview of the situation for female detainees in Syria, gives an example of one specific story, and provides information about the exhibition which will be organised by Manchester's Syrian women.


Silent stand in Market Street on behalf of detainees

We held a silent stand on 16 August in Market Street in remembrance of the tens of thousands of detainees in Assad regime prisons who remain unaccounted for. Passers-by were able to learn of some of the horrific facts surrounding the detainee plight in Syria and were given leaflets on our upcoming exhibition on female detainees in Assad's prisons.


Press Release: Rethink Rebuild Society and Amnesty International to co-host exhibition ‘Silenced Voices: Syrian Women in Assad’s Prisons’

On the 8th September 2017, from 3pm-8pm, Cross Street Church will play host to Rethink Rebuild Society and Amnesty International’s exhibition, “Silenced voices: Syrian women in Assad’s prisons”.


Meeting with Afzal Khan MP

We had the pleasure of meeting with Afzal Khan MP on 9 August to discuss with him policy issues pertaining to Syria and Syrian refugees. As Afzal has been appointed as Labour's Shadow Immigration Minister, we delivered a briefing to him on the challenges facing Syrian refugees in resettling to the UK, which Afzal promised to work with us to address over the coming months.