Advocacy

RR strives to clarify the complexities of the Syrian conflict to the wider British public and to promote Syrian issues within the British landscape. We have worked with policy makers on both local and national scales to address pertinent issues facing British Syrians, such as airport stops, police visits to homes, closure of Syrians' bank accounts and delayed processing times for asylum applications. RR also cultivates personal relationships with media professionals to influence the framework by which Syria is discussed. We serve as a critical source of information on the Syrian conflict for journalists. One of RR's objectives is to clarify the situation in Syria to the wider UK audience. We do that through organising educational seminars and academic conferences in addition to organising demonstrations and public vigils.
Recent news in Advocacy section

***ACTION ALERT*** Write to your MP on Syrian detainees

Please write to your MP on the issue of Syrian detainees by clicking on the link below and copying and pasting the following letter into the relevant area. Then kindly share with all your contacts on social media!

Dear [insert MPs name here],

My name is ……… and I am a constituent of yours at……….

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Meeting with Jeff Smith MP

We met with Jeff Smith MP on 22 August to discuss updates pertaining to the Syrian conflict. The issues that we focused on were the updated situation in Syria, detainees, and bank account closures for Syrian nationals and organisations. In Jeff we always find a friendly smile, a receptive ear, and helpful advice. Looking forward to continued work with him!

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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.

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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.

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