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.
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The voices missing from Syria's peace talks

RR Advocacy Director, Dr Haytham Alhamwi, has been interviewed, along other civil society leaders, by Aljazeera English during his visit to Geneva. The purpose of his visit to Geneva was to focus on the importance of the issue of detainees in the Geneva negotiations between Assad regime and the opposition.

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Voices From Syria in Newcastle

We presented Voices From Syria at Newcastle University on March 20th 2017, with Dr Haytham Alhamwi who spoke about the reality of what is happening in Syria as well as his personal experiences. We had a great turnout and were humbled to see the level of support. Thank you to the Law School and to the Human Rights and Social Justice Forum for hosting us.

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Syria Fringe Event: Young Labour Political School in Birmingham

We spoke at a fringe event in the Young Labour Political School which took place in Birmingham on 18 March. We spoke to a packed room of young Labour leaders who were interested in hearing about the situation in Syria and learning what their party could do about it.

Many thanks for Labour Campaign for International Development for hosting the event.

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