Community

RR provides community assistance and support to improve lives and promote aspirations of refugees, asylum seekers and immigrants, in particular but not exclusively Syrians and other Arabic speakers in the UK. RR has established an advice service that provides support with benefits, job searches, and immigration matters, thus working to improve the economic and social well-being of British Syrian residents and immigrants from other countries, helping them to become self-reliant in their new country. RR also brings the Syrian community together during these difficult times experienced in their mother country through organising social gatherings and monthly seminars that promote constructive discussions. Our activities are open to the public and are highly successful in bringing the Syrian community together with the wider community.
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Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Tales

We attended the Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Tales event at Manchester Central Library on 3 March 2016. We wrote stories of inspirational Syrian women to stick on the map of Manchester. These stories are going to be typed up by the Central Library and go into the archives under inspirational women so that everyone will be able to read them there.

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Meeting of Syrian women in the community

A group of Syrian women met on 24 February to discuss community initiatives that they are planning. They have already started a project to collect clothes for Syria, and another one to help new Syrians integrate into their new communities. This group is now working on building a database of Syrians in Manchester and scoping out the needs of this group.

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Monthly Seminar: How to Make our Voices Heard

Our monthly seminar for February 2016 was titled 'How to Make our Voices Heard' and was delivered by our Advocacy Coordinator Yasmine Nahlawi. Yasmine went through a number of cases which illustrated how collective and effective action works in reality, highlighting that advocacy and lobbying needs to be planned, organised, and persistent.

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