Advocacy

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.
Recent news in Advocacy section

Meeting with the Henning Family

The Syrian community of Manchester had the good pleasure of meeting with Barbara, Lucy, and Adam Henning (family of the late Alan Henning) for breakfast at the RR office on 16 May. We are very thankful to the Henning family for accepting our invitation and hope that it was just the start of a continued and warm relationship between the family and our community.

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Meeting with Tony Lloyd, Police and Crime Commissioner of Greater Manchester

RR met with Police and Crime Commissioner of Greater Manchester Tony Lloyd to update him on the work of the office and to seek his advice on Syria-related issues. We spoke with Tony on issues ranging from airport stops, to networking with new and old MPs, to formulating and advocating for Syria-related policy, to rising levels of Islamophobia.

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Peacebuilding approaches to violent extremism in Europe

RR participated in the Conflict Ideas Forum hosted by International Alert in London on Tuesday 28 April. This forum explored peacebuilding approaches to violent extremism in Europe and provided an opportunity for practitioners and academics to discuss fresh approaches that could be developed in tackling this issue.

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